MP celebrates noise reduction measures for M5

First published in News

DROITWICH MP Sir Peter Luff is celebrating the fact that work is now underway to resurface the section of the M5 running past Droitwich with a low noise surface.

The MP has been campaigning for the road to be resurfaced for the past four years, and he has just received written confirmation from the Highways Agency to say the work will be included in the development of the managed motorwats scheme on the M5 between junction 4a and junction 6.

He said: “For far too long residents along the M5 have suffered dreadful noise pollution from the traffic. So when the chancellor announced the plans for this stretch of road my first priority was to ensure that it would include resurfacing with a low noise surface.

“I was very disappointed that noise mitigation measures weren’t put in place when the Highways Agency carried out the resurfacing of the long section of the hard shoulder back in 2010.

“It has taken far too long to get the Highways Agency to act and resurface this road, but I am delighted that, thanks to the Government’s investment, they are finally going to do so.

“Droitwich residents, in particular, have suffered from noise levels that are simply unacceptable but communities such as Wychbold and Oddingley have also been blighted by the racket from the motorway. Of course, a low noise surface won’t end the noise but it will reduce it to much more tolerable levels.

“I have made a lot of noise about these noise problems in the past and it is great that we have finally been heard.”

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