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Road Construction (Kent)

Volume 938: debated on Thursday 10 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what are the estimated completion dates for all motorway and trunk road schemes in Kent that are now under construction in the firm programme and in the preparation pool.

The schemes are listed in the table. The expected start dates for those not yet in construction must be approximate, and they are shown in time bands. Most will be built with two-year contracts.

Under ConstructionEstimated Completion Date
M25 Westerham-Sundridge RoadSummer 1979
M25 Sevenoaks InterchangeSpring 1980
M20 West Kingsdown-WrothamAutumn 1980
M26 Dunton Green-WrothamAutumn 1980
In Firm ProgrammeEstimated Start Date
A2 Canterbury Bypass (Railway Bridge)(a)
A2 Canterbury Bypass (Main Works)(b)
M20 Ashford-Sellindge(b)
M20 Sellindge-Folkestone(b)
M20 Maidstone-Ashford(c)
In Preparation Pool
M25 Swanley-Sevenoaks Link(c)
A21 Pembury Bypass(c)
A20 Folkestone-Dover(c)

Footnote: Start dates are quoted in bands and are subject to change.

( a) 1977.

( b) 1978 and 1979.

( c) 1980–1982.