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Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is his latest estimate for the completion of the M4 in Wales.

About 31 miles of the M4 in Wales are under construction. The Pondardulais Bypass section should be open to traffic by the end of April and towards the end of the year the lengths Tredegar Park to St. Mellons, Coryton to Pencoed and the Pyle Bypass should also be completed. Tenders are about to be invited for advance earthworks on the Bridgend Northern Bypass and the main contract should be completed by autumn 1980. Subject to satisfactory completion of the remaining statutory procedures, work should also start this year on the Castleton-Coryton section and be completed by the end of 1979.It is too soon to forecast a completion date for the Baglan-Lonlas section, for which a preferred route is expected to be announced soon?