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Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether any major road works are planned on the M6 between where it meets the M1 and the Preston exit in 1988; and if he will make a statement.

We are currently planning to carry out the following major works on part of the M6 in 1988.

SiteWorkProvisional start date and duration
J6–7ResurfacingMay, for approx 2 months.
J9–10ResurfacingApril, for approx 1 month.
J13–14OverlayAugust, for approx 2 months.
J16–17Reconstruction/OverlayFebruary, for approx 5 months.
J29–31Reconstruction/OverlayAdvance works currently underway. Main works to commence February for approx 5 months.
There will also he various bridge works taking place which may affect the main carriageway. It is hoped to carry out at least some of the works on lane rental contracts with the aim of minimising delays to the road user.