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M6 (Anstey-Coleshill)

Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 20 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport how much the relaying of the Anstey-Coleshill section of M6 will cost; how much this section cost to build at current prices; how much it would have cost if it had been built to the standard necessary for the amount of traffic using it; and why the traffic forecasts were too low.

Total repair costs are not yet known since investigations are still in progress. In the current financial year critical sections will be treated at an estimated cost of £0·6 million. The Anstey-Coleshill section of M6 was built to the standard motorway design applicable at the time, at a cost at today's prices of £30 million. If built to today's standards, which take account of individual traffic forecasts, the section would have cost about £0·7 million more.