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Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for transport whether he has plans to approve the construction of a fourth lane on any stretches of Britain's motorways; and if he will make a statement.

We are at present constructing a fourth lane on the M4 between Heathrow airport spur and the interchange with the M25. We also have proposals in our forward programme to add fourth lanes as follows:

  • M6-between junctions 20 and 21a, Cheshire;
  • M62-eastbound Climbing Lane between junctions 21 and 22, Greater Manchester;
  • M62-westbound Climbing Lane, west of junction 25, west Yorkshire.