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Motorways And Trunk Roads

Volume 984: debated on Thursday 15 May 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will list in the Official Report all motorway and trunk road schemes with a total cost of between £1 million and £10 million in the same format as the appendix on page VI-21 of the Supply Estimates 1980–81.

The information is attached for schemes in progress at 31 October 1979 and for those which have since started. As the hon. Member is aware, the whole programme has been under review. In the circumstances the provision referred to was not related to specific schemes in this range.

The total provision for schemes costing between £1 million and £10 million also covers expenditure on motorways communications, service areas and some other miscellaneous items and is partly off-set by the allowance at the end of table 2 of the appendix. The estimates for individual schemes are those current at

Estimated requirements for 1980–81

Year of athorisation to year of completion (estimated)

Current estimate of total cost

Probable expenditure to 31 March 1980

At 1980 survey prices

At outturn prices

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
£000£000£000£000
MOTORWAYS

Schemes in progress (contracts let by 31 October 1979)

M25 Egham—Yeoveney (1·5 km)1979–819,8424,5733,3603,749
M25 Chersey—Wisley:
Advance Bridge Works, New Haw Viaduct, Wisley Interchange and Land1979–8111,5522,3013,8134,255
Main Works Contracts 1 and 2 (9·4 km)1981–8328,266825159177

Proposals to start (contracts actually let after 31 October 1979)

TRUNK ROADS

Schemes in progress (contracts let by 31 October 1979)

A10 Southery—South Runcton (16·1 km)1977–805,4694,210778868
Al Felton Bypass Main Works Stages 2A, B and C (4·7 km)1978–814,4621,6021,7901,997
Al GSJ at Darrington(l·6km)1978–802,1691,700588656
A259 Bexhill Old Town BP (1·4 km)1978–803,0312,136440491
A27 Portsbridge—Broad Marsh Improvement (3·2 km)1979–802,5721,5031,1921,330
A30 Billet Bridge—Avondale Road, Staines (1·6 km)1979–811,440339575642
A34 Whitchurch Litchfield Improvement (9·7 km)1979–812,8454681,2931,443
A406 Hangar Lane—Western Avenue (0·6 km)1978–804,5042,2671,6041,790
A47 Swaffham BP(7·6km)1979–815,0171,0532,4932,782
A52 Borrowash BP Extension (0·8 km)1977–804,8764,430774864
A590 Meathop—Sampool Bridge (6·2 km)1979–828,2231,6863,0593,413
A66 Appleby BP (6·4 km)1978–819,0283,6423,6424,063
A6 Silsoe BP (3 km)1979–811,9914191,0871,213

Proposals to start (contracts actually let after 31 October 1979)

A13 Newham Junction A13/117 (0·4 km)1980–811,30442773863
A31 Wimborne BP(5·8km)1980–823,8441031,8402,053
A590 Ulverston Diversion Stage 3 (1·0 km)1980–811,22768667744
A34 Kingsworthy—Bullington (9·3 km)1980–828,322453,2673,645

Abbreviations:

BP—Bypass.
GSJ—Grade Separated Junction.

TABLE 1: DETAILS OF SCHEMES COSTING £1,000,000 OR MORE

Estimated requirements for 1980–81

Year of authorisation to year of completion (estimated)

Current estimate of total cost

Probable expenditure to 31 March 1980

At 1980 survey prices

At outturn prices

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
£000£000£000£000
MOTORWAYS

Mhemes in progress (contracts let by 31 October 1979)

20 Mid—Kent Motorway:
Ashford to Folkestone (23 · 7 km)1977–8141,24819,68615,41517,200
West Kingsdown to Addington (8 km)1976–8018,25113,2964,1784,662

the time, and cover their total cost, including land and a contingency allowance. I have arranged for copies to be placed in the Library.

I regret that there is an error in three of the figures in the appendix to the Supply Estimates. A corrected version is attached and is available in the Library.

Estimated requirements for 1980–81

Year of authorisation to year of completion (estimated)

Current estimate of total cost

Probable expenditure to 31 March 1980

At 1980 survey prices

At outturn prices

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
£000£000£000£000
M25 London Outer Orbital Motorway:
Thorpe to Chertsey (including Chertsey Links) (5·9 km)1975–8016,70711,7913,5813,996
A12toA13(14·4km)1978–8262,21312,60420,35822,716
A111 toA10(8·5km)1979–8121,9896,97810,65411,888
M26 Sevenoaks—Wrotham Motorway:
Sevenoaks to Wrotham (12 km)1977–8022,08915,6655,3745,996
M56 North Cheshire Motorway:
Hapsford to Lea by Backford (10·2 km)1977–8020,17410,8166,6517,421
M58 Aintree—Skelmersdale M6 Motorway:
Aintree—Skelmersdale Link (13·2 km)1977–8032,18624,8925,6796,337
M63 Manchester Outer Ring Road:
Stockport East/West By-Pass Stage 21978–8111,1443,0603,1493,514
M67 Hyde and Denton By-Pass Motorway:
Denton Relief Road, Stage 1 (2·4 km)1978–8118,81612,0534,4694,987

Schemes with a total cost between £1,000,000 and £10,000,000 or requiring less than £2,000,000 in 198081

49,6607,6999,36310,447

Residual expenditure on completed schemes costing £1,000,000 or more

27,58430,779

Proposals to start (contracts let after 31 October 1979)

Ml London—Yorkshire Motorway:
Breakspears to Berrygrove (10·4 km)1980–8327,1963374,2604,753
M25 London Outer Orbital Motorway:
Yeoveney to Poyle (including Airport Spur) (3·2 km)1980–8215,977383,4613,862
M11–A12(13·1 km)1979–8238,50049311,57012,910
A10-M11 (12·9 km)1979–8283,1143,57411,49412,825
M63 Manchester Outer Ring Road:
Stockport East/West By-Pass, Stages 4/5 (3·2 km)1979–8218,6751,2616,9857,794
M65 Calder Valley Route:
Hyndburn to Burnley section (including Accrington Northerly By-Pass)1980–8245,1152,1764,6425,180

Schemes with a total cost between £1,000,000

and £10,000,000 (contracts let after 31 October 1979)

3,0003,0003,317

Preliminary expenditure on land &c. for future schemes costing £1,000,000 or more

7,1768,007
TOTAL169,013188,621

TRUNK ROADS

Schemes in progress (contracts let by 31 October 1979)

Manchester—Burnley Road:
Haslingdon By-Pass (4·2 km)1978–8115,8613,1845,8836,564
Kendal—Doncaster Road:
Skipton Western and Northern By-Passes (North Yorkshire) (10·1 km)1978–8216,0504,5034,5095,031
Penrith—Middlesbrough Road:
Stockton—Thornaby Diversion (Cleveland) (6·4 km)1978–8120,7918,9527,4278,287
York—Hull Road:
Beverley South Western By-Pass (Humber—side) (10·0 km)1978–8011,2535,3444,4845,003
Girton—Godmanchester Road:
Barhill to Godmanchester (Cambridge—shire) (19 km)1978–8112,7994,8904,1494,630
London—Tilbury Road:
Mar Dyke—East of Grays (Essex) (9·9 km)1979–8125,7244,46511,46612,794
London—Portsmouth Road:
Burpham to Ladymead Diversion (Hampshire) (6·3 km)1977–8117,43010,9065,6316,283

Estimatea requirements for 1980–81

Year of authorisation to year of completion (estimated)

Current estimate of total cost

Probable-expenditure to 31 March 1980

At 1980 survey prices

At outturn prices

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
£000£000£000£000
London—Holyhead Road:
Milton Keynes Diversion (Buckingham-shire) (15·3 km)1977–8021,37818,8283,5373,947
London—Canterbury—Dover Road:
Canterbury By-Pass (Kent) (7·4 km)1978–8114,4055,6226,0576,759
Felixstowe—Weedon and London—Yarmouth Roads:
Ipswich By-Pass (26·6 km)1979–8469,9752,2659,04610,094

Schemes with a total cost between £1,000,000 and £10,000,000 or requiring less than £2,000,000 in 1980–81

61,62625,45524,90327,787

Residual expenditure on completed schemes costing £1,000,000 or more

14,09415,727

Proposals to start (contracts let after 31 October 1979)

East of Snaith—Sunderland Road:
Billingham Diversion (Cleveland) (7·4 km)1979–8216,1382,9694,6715,212
Sheffield—Grimsby Road:
Brigg By-Pass to Grimsby (Humberside) (21·6 km)1980–8434,651341,8522,067
London-Fishguard Road:
Gloucester Northern By-Pass (5·3 km)1980–8310,5501,521878980
Proposed Colchester-Harwich Road:
Colchester Eastern and Elmstead Market By-Pass (Essex) (13·2 km)1979–8220,9031,3747,1197,944

Schemes with a total cost between £1,000,000 and £10,000,000 (contracts let after 31 October 1979)

65,12278616,26518,149

Preliminary expenditure on land &c. for future schemes costing £1,000,000 or more

9,62910,744
TOTAL141,600158,002

TABLE 2: SUMMARY AND RECONCILIATION WITH ESTIMATE

Current estimate of total cost

Probable expenditure to 31 March 1980

Estimated requirements for 1980–81 at survey prices

Estimated requirements for 1980–81 (at outturn prices)

£000£000£000£000
MOTORWAYS AND TRUNK ROADS
Work in progress at 1 April 1980 on schemes costing more than £1,000,000601,769232,954175,963196,343
New schemes proposed to start in 1980–81 costing more than £1,000,000379,03114,56376,19785,023
Residual expenditure on completed schemes and preliminary expenditure on land, &c. for future schemes costing £1,000,000 or more58,48364,257
TOTAL980,800247,517310,643346,623
Other schemes costing less than £1,000,000 each24,16726,966

Less: Allowances for services which may not be carried out in the year

17,86019,929
TOTAL316,950353,660