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M5 Widening

Volume 227: debated on Monday 28 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the widening of the M5 between junctions 6 and 8.

Widening will relieve congestion on this important link and holiday route between the midlands, south Wales and the south west. Use of the parallel widening technique has avoided the need for contraflows and caused minimal disruption to traffic with the work being substantially complete within two years of the start of construction. I visited the site last week to unveil a commemorative plaque and was pleased to see that both three-lane carriageways will be open to traffic within three to four weeks.