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Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list those lengths of motorway exceeding 35 miles in extent which are not provided with immediately adjoining service facilities.

M4159MSA proposed for Reading area
Member 1154MSA Proposed for Birchanger (Junction 8)
M25117MSA open at South Mimms, under construction at Thurrock, and proposed at Clacket Lane (Westerham) and in the western quadrant of the motorway
M4240MSAs under construction at Tamworth and proposed for the Solihull area
1 Heston MSA to Membury MSA.
2 South bound, Southwaite MSA to Killington Lake MSA.
Certain other journeys involving distances of more than 35 miles between MSAs are possible using more than one motorway. It is intended that almost all of the gaps will be filled by the MSAs in the Government's strategic programme which, in addition to those already referred to, comprises sites on:

  • M18 (Hadfield)
  • M20 (Hollingbourne and Westernhanger)
  • M27 (Meon)
  • M40 (Tetsworth, Ardley and Barn Hill)
  • M54 (Telford)
  • M56 (Hapsford)
Birmingham Northern Relief Road; Birmingham Western Orbital; and Blackburn Southern bypass (sites to be selected).

I am writing to my hon. Friend enclosing a map showing existing and proposed MSAs and the motorway network. I have arranged for copies of the map to be placed in the Library.