Low-Noise Road Surfaces

Meeting: 
MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Reference: 
2012/0924
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do austerity budgets mean that Transport for London no longer installs low-noise road surfaces ('porous asphalt') in its road maintenance programme?

Answer

Answer for Low-Noise Road Surfaces

Answer for Low-Noise Road Surfaces

Answered By: 
The Mayor

TfL assess surfacing needs on a case by case basis taking into account a range of factors such as traffic flow, road condition and environment. Low noise surfacing is generally used because of its environmental benefits and there is no intention to discontinue the use of this material within TfL's forward maintenance programme. Currently 74% of the TLRN has this surfacing.