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Kegworth Bypass

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent progress has been made on the Kegworth bypass project; and if he will make a statement. (290831)

The Kegworth bypass has been proposed alongside improvements to the M1 between junctions 23a and 25. The Department for Transport publication ‘Britain's Transport Infrastructure—Motorways and Major Trunk Roads’, published in January 2009, provides details of the major road improvements which we expect to take forward in the period up to 2015 and the longer term motorway improvements which we expect to be rolled out after 2015.

The scheme to improve the M1 between junctions 23a and 25 falls into the category of schemes expected to be delivered after 2015. The timetable for these schemes will be considered as part of the DaSTS (Delivering a Sustainable Transport System) process, under which we will be defining our longer term investment priorities. This process is described in the Department's November 2008 document ‘Delivering a Sustainable Transport System’.