'Resurface noisy A180 using HGV cash' - Martin Vickers
MARTIN Vickers has called on the Government to use cash from a planned HGV levy to resurface the “noisy” A180 in his constituency.
Under the HGV Road User Levy Bill, all foreign heavy goods vehicles weighing 12 tonnes or more will be required to pay a levy to travel on UK roads, raising between £18 million and £23 million.
When Transport Minister Stephen Hammond presented the Bill to Parliament, Cleethorpes MP Mr Vickers suggested that £12 million of the amount raised should be used for resurfacing.
Mr Vickers said: “In order to arrive in the Brigg and Goole constituency, the Minister will travel along the A180, which is heavily used by road hauliers in Stallingborough and Immingham dock in my constituency.
“One problem is that the A180 has a very old concrete surface that causes great disturbance to local residents.
“The £18 million to £23 million he will raise from the measure will more than cover the cost of improvement.
“I therefore invite the Minister to visit Cleethorpes and Brigg and Goole, and to journey on that rough road.”
In response, Mr Hammond was non-committal, thanking Mr Vickers for his “detailed explanation of the problems with the A180”.