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Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how much his Department (a) has spent and (b) plans to spend on the (i) M25 junction 30 improvements in Essex, (ii) M1 junctions 39 to 42 project and (iii) M4 junctions 3 to 12 project; and what the total projected cost of each is; (316894)

(2) how much his Department (a) has spent and (b) plans to spend on the (i) M1 junctions 21 to 30 improvements project, (ii) M25 junctions 27 to 30 widening project, (iii) M25 junction 1b to 3 project, (iv) M1 junction 25 to 28 project and (v) A5117/A550 Deeside Park junction project; and what the total projected cost of each is;

(3) how much his Department (a) has spent and (b) plans to spend on the (i) A2/A282 Dartford improvement project, (ii) A2 Bean to Cobham: Phase 2 project, (iii) A66 Carkin Moor to Scotch Corner Improvements project, (iv) A66 Greta Bridge to Stephen Bank improvement project and (v) A66 Long Newton junction project; and what the total projected cost of each is.

The following table shows how much the Department (a) has spent (actual spend to date) and (b) plans to spend (forecast future spend) for each project. The table also gives the total projected cost and the current project phase within the project lifecycle (Options-Development-Constructions-Operations).

Actual spend to date (£ million)

Forecast future spend (£ million)

Total projected cost (£ million)

Phase

M25 J30 Improvements in Essex

2.0

2.3

4.3

Options

M1 J39-42

0.0

1.9

1.9

Options

M4J3-12

1.0

0.4

1.4

Options

M1 J21-30 Improvements1

M25 J27-30 Widening

48.9

345.3

394.3

Construction

M25 J1b-3

59.2

0.0

59.2

Operational

M1 J25-28 Widening

267.0

52.9

319.9

Construction

A5117/A557 Deeside Park Junctions

60.5

0.0

60.5

Operational

A2/A282 Dartford Improvements

121.4

0.0

121.4

Operational

A2 Bean to Cobham Phase 2

131.1

0.0

131.1

Operational

A66 Carkin Moor to Scotch Corner Improvements

14.0

0.0

14.0

Operational

A66 Greta Bridge to Stephen Bank Improvement

12.8

0.0

12.9

Operational

A66 Long Newton Junctions

12.4

0.0

12.4

Operational

1 The M1 J21-30 scheme was not included in the January 2009 Roads Announcement. It was a motorway widening scheme in the former Targeted Programme of Improvements, the first phase of which (widening between junctions 25-28) is under construction. Costs for this scheme are included in the table.

For projects in Options, budgets have only been approved to progress the projects to the end of the current phase. Approval will be sought from Ministers to move to the next phase, together with a new phase budget, at the appropriate time. Ministerial approval will be based on priorities, affordability, completion of statutory processes and the scheme continuing to demonstrate value for money. For these schemes the table gives spend to date and forecast spend to the end of the current phase.

Note that all forecasts are updated monthly as part of financial monitoring and control and therefore reflect the current position as at end December 2009.