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Severn Crossing

Volume 116: debated on Friday 15 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the currently proposed route of the second Severn crossing; and if he will make a statement.

We announced last July that the second Severn crossing will be sited at the English Stones about three miles downstream of the existing crossing, with connedtons to the M4 on both banks and with an additional southerly link to the M5.The general alignments of the approach routes and likely motorway interchange locations were shown on a map attached to the July 1986 announcement, and also in the Consultant's Report, which was placed in the Commons Library. Considerable detailed work will have to be done before these can he located or described with more precision.