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Road Construction (North-West England)

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will give an up-to-date estimate of the cost of outstanding highway schemes in the North West Region, stating the mileage and

Estimated startMileageEstimated cost (at November 1976 prices)£ million
A6M Stockport North/South bypassc6·522·0
A41 Improvement at Chesterd3·04·0
A49 Tarporley bypassc1·70·5
A51 Chester-Tarvinc3·72·0
A52 Barthomley link to M6c4·03·0
A54 Kelsall bypassb2·13·0
A56 Haslingden bypassb2·57·5
A56 Accrington E bypassb4·111·0
A59 Mellor Brook-Whalleyf7·48·0
A59 Bickerstaffe-Bretherton stage 1c14·116·5
A59 Bickerstaffe-Bretherton stage 2f14·5
A59 Bretherton-Huttonf3·76·0
A59 Commercial Hotel-Crooks Housef2·41·5
A59 Preston Southern bypassf4·824·0
A59 Stoop Hill Plantationf1·50·5
M56 Hapsford-Stoakb2·66·0
M56 Stoak interchangeb2·14·5
M56 Stoak-Powey Laneb1·43·5
M58 Aintree-Skelmersdaleb8·026·0
M58 Skelmersdale-M6u3·42·0
M63 Stockport east-west bypassb2·415·0
M63/66 Manchester outer orbital, Portwood-Dentonc3·724·5
M65 M6/M1-Whitebirkb10·232·0
M65 Whitebirk-Hyndburnb2·19·0
M65 Hyndburn-Huncoat Junctionb2·99·5
M65 Huncoat Junction-Burnleyb2·59·5
M66 Bury Easterly bypass (Northern section)u5·818·5
M66 Manchester outer orbital, Denton-Middletond9·457·0
M67 Hyde bypassu3·216·0
M67 Denton relief roadb1·311·5
A483 Chester southern bypass-Welsh Borderc2·43·5
A523 Macclesfield inner relief roadc1·15·5
A523 Improvement between Macclesfield and Hazel Grovef7·912·0
A580 Grade Separation at Irlamu0·79·0
A590 Dalton in Furness bypassc2·26·0
A590 Diversion High Newtonc2·43·0
A590 Meathop-Sampool Bridgeb3·85·0
A590 Ulverston diversion stage 3b0·60·5
A590 Greenodd diversionb0·62·0
A590 Arrad Foot diversiona0·91·0
A590 Improvement east of Newby Bridgec1·01·0
A628 Improvement and bypasses east and west of National Park(formerly A616 Manchester-Sheffield)dNot yet determinedNot yet determined
A5117/A550 Junction improvementfNil2–0
Start dates are quoted in bands:
(a) 1977.
(b) 1978 and 1979.
(c) 1980–82.
(d) 1983–85.
(e) after 1985.
(f) no start date determined.
(u) under construction.

cost of each scheme and a detailed expenditure programme over the next 10 years.

Trunk road schemes in the North-West are listed in the attached table. The phasing of expenditure depends on many factors and cannot be predicted accurately. The table indicates the expected start date of schemes; most will be built with 2-year contracts.