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Road Traffic Control: Birmingham

Volume 474: debated on Monday 31 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2008, Official Report, column 214W, on motorways: road traffic control, what the (a) critical path and (b) key milestones in the schedule are in relation to the scheme around Birmingham. (196773)

Tenders for construction of the Birmingham Box active traffic management scheme phases 1 and 2 were invited on 28 February 2008. We anticipate awarding the contract by September 2008. Works should commence in the autumn and complete by summer 2011. The detailed programme for delivery within this timeframe will be agreed with the successful contractor.