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Road Construction Costs

Volume 171: debated on Wednesday 25 April 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the average cost of construction of one mile of virgin road in respect of (a) single carriageway roads, (b) dual carriageway roads and (c) six-lane roads including average costs of land acquisition and design work; and if he will make a statement.

Construction costs of roads vary substantially depending on factors such as location and the need for structures. In view of this, the Department does not prepare information on the average construction costs per mile."Trunk Roads, England into the 1990s" contains full details, including estimated works costs, of all schemes in the trunk road programme.