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Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which uncompleted schemes included in the Targeted Programme of Improvements are funded through regional funding allocations; and from what other sources such schemes have been funded. (316185)

There are currently three Highways Agency schemes under construction which are funded wholly or partly through the regional funding allocation. These are A3 Hindhead Improvement (expected to open in summer 2011), A421 Bedford to M1 J13 (expected to open in winter 2010) and A46 Newark to Widmerpool Improvement (expected to open in spring 2012). The A46 scheme is partly funded through the regional funding allocation and partly through the national roads programme and fiscal stimulus budgets.

There are currently over 30 local major schemes (costing over £5 million) under way that are being funded through the regional funding allocation process. The following table indicates these schemes and highlights where the scheme is also being funded through a contribution from other sources of funding.

Region

Scheme name

Other sources of funding (contributions)

Yorkshire and Humber

A628 Cudworth and West Green Bypass

Local authority

Yorkshire and Humber

Bridlington Integrated Transport Plan

Local authority

Yorkshire and Humber

Kirklees Strengthening and Maintenance Scheme

Third party funding

West Midlands

Hagley Road Bus Show Case

Local authority and third party funding

West Midlands

Selly Oak New Road

Local authority and third party funding

West Midlands

BIA/NEC Public Transport Scheme

Local authority and third party funding

West Midlands

Rugby Western Relief Road

Local authority and developer contributions

West Midlands

West Midlands Red Routes Package 1

RFA only

South West

Weymouth Relief Road

Local authority

South West

Greater Bristol Bus Network

Local authority and developer contributions

South West

Salisbury Integrated Transport Package (Petersfinger Park and Ride)

Local authority and developer contributions

South East

Sittingbourne Northern Relief Road

Local authority, developer contributions and Homes and Communities Agency

South East

East Kent Access Phase 2

Local authority

South East

M4 Junction 11 and Mereoak Junction Improvement Scheme

Local authority and developer contributions

North West

A34 Alderley Edge and Nether Alderley Bypass

Local authority

North West

Manchester Metrolink Phase 3A

Local authorities

North West

Hall Lane Strategic Gateway

Local authority, European funding and third party funding

North West

Blackpool and Fleetwood Tramway Upgrade

Local authority

Eastern

B1115 Stowmarket Relief Road

Developer contributions and other third party sources

Eastern

Cambridgeshire Guided Busway

Developer contributions, local and regional partnerships and local authority.

East Midlands

Connecting Derby Phase 2

European Objective 2, the Single Regeneration Budget, the European Urban Programme, the Townscale Heritage Lottery Initiative and local authority

East Midlands

Markham Employment Growth Zone

Local authority, developer contribution, European funding, third party funding and English Partnerships

East Midlands/Eastern

A1073 Spalding to Eye Improvement Scheme

Local authority

West Midlands

Birmingham New Street Station (Gateway)

BERR, Network Rail, Advantage West Midlands, local authority, ITA/PTE, developer contributions and property income

West Midlands

A461/A4123 Junction Improvement, Burnt Tree

Local authority

West Midlands

West Midlands UTC

RFA only

West Midlands

Wolverhampton Centre Access and Interchange

Local authority, developer contributions and West Midlands regional infrastructure funding

North West

Carlisle Northern Development Route (CNDR)

Private finance

North West

Greater Manchester Urban Traffic Control

RFA only

North West

Greater Manchester Retaining Walls

Local authorities

North East

Metro Ticketing and Gating

Local authority

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much of the budget for the Regional Fund Allocation 2 programme has been allocated to each (a) Highways Agency scheme of regional significance valued at over £5 million and (b) Local Transport major scheme in each region. (316192)

Regional Funding Allocation advice was received from regions, excluding London, in February 2009 and the Department responded in July 2009. The advice highlights how each of the regions allocated funding to (a) Highways Agency schemes of regional significance and (b) local major schemes.

I have placed a copy of the advice received from each region and our response in the Libraries of the House.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what allocations were made to each (a) region and (b) major scheme from the first round of regional funding allocations in 2005-06. (316193)

Guidance for preparing regional funding advice was published in July 2005 and within this guidance there is a section that provides indicative allocations to each to 2015-16.

In January 2006, each region, excluding London, submitted advice to the Government on where funding should be allocated to major schemes. The Department for Transport responded to this advice in July 2006.

A copy of the published guidance, advice received from each region and the Department for Transport response has been placed in the Libraries of the House.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich of 11 November 2009, Official Report, columns 368-70W, on roads: finance, which of the (a) major and (b) non-major schemes listed are funded from (i) the Regional Funding Allocation 2 programme and (ii) other sources. (316520)

The table which was prepared in answer to the question from the hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Mr. Timpson) of 11 November and which was placed in the Libraries of the House has been updated to indicate those schemes funded from the Regional Funding Allocation 2 programme or from other sources.

Many of the major schemes indicated as being funded from Regional Funding Allocation 2 have been allocated funds to progress through the Options or Development phases but have not been allocated full funding for construction. Funding decisions will be made at various points as the schemes progress through the project lifecycle which will take account of affordability, regional priorities and value for money.

The updated table has been placed in the Libraries of the House.

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much he plans to spend under each budget heading from the budget for the National Roads Programme in each year between 2008 and 2014. (316857)

The following table gives the forecast expenditure against each budget heading (options/development/construction) for schemes in the National Roads Programme. For completeness, expenditure is also given for schemes which completed in 2008-09 and 2009-10 and which were included in the January 2009 Roads Announcement.

Forecast expenditure (£ million)

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Options Phase Budget

10.1

20.0

3.4

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Development Phase Budget

23.4

46.1

21.7

57.9

1.7

5.2

3.0

Construction Phase Budget

178.0

454.8

615.0

618.0

251.8

0.0

0.0

Schemes completing in 2008-09

207.2

5.7

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how much his Department had spent on work on the (a) A3 Hindhead improvement scheme, (b) A1 Peterborough to Blyth grade separated junction project and (c) A421 Bedford to M1 junction 13 project on the latest date for which figures are available; how much it plans to spend on each such project in each of the next three years; and whether such projects are funded through the National Roads Programme; (316873)

(2) how much his Department had spent on the (a) A1 Leeming to Barton improvement, (b) M25 junction 16 to 23 widening project and (c) M25 junction 27 to 30 widening project on the latest date for which figures are available; how much it plans to spend on each such project in each of the next three years; and whether such projects are funded through the National Roads Programme;

(3) how much his Department had spent on the (a) M1 junction 39 to 42 project, (b) M3 junction 2 to 4a project, (c) M6 junction 10a to 13 project, (d) M60 junction 8 to 12 project and (e) M62 junction 18 to 20 project on the latest date for which figures are available; how much it plans to spend on each such project in each of the next three years; and whether such projects are funded through the National Roads Programme;

(4) how much his Department had spent on the (a) A1 Dishforth to Leeming improvement, (b) A1 Bramham to Wetherby project, (c) M40 junction 15 (Longbridge roundabout) project, (d) M1 junction 25 to 28 widening project and (e) M6 junction 8 to 10a north of Birmingham project on the latest date for which figures are available; how much it plans to spend on each such project in each of the next three years; and whether such projects are funded through the National Roads Programme.

The following table shows how much the Department has spent (spend to end December 2009), and how much it is currently forecasting to spend in the remaining three months of the 2009-10 financial year and in the following three years.

The table also indicates which schemes are funded from the National Roads Programme and the current phase of each project within the project lifecycle (options/development/construction/operations).

For projects in options and development, 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 decisions 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.

Please 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.

Forecast spend in each of the next three years (£ million)

Spend to 31 December 2009 (£ million)

Forecast spend 1 January 2010 to 31 March 2010 (£ million)

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Funded by the national programme (Yes/No)

Phase

A3 Hindhead Improvement

274.8

19.6

50.8

17.4

0.0

No

Construction

A1 Peterborough to Blyth GSJ

92.9

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

No

Operations

A421 Bedford to M1 J13

109.0

20.4

68.9

0.0

0.0

No

Construction

A1 Leeming to Barton Improvement

21.9

0.3

1.9

2.2

1.7

Yes

Development

M25 J16-23 Widening

111.7

0.6

183.9

190.5

108.6

Yes

Construction

M25 J27-30 Widening

48.9

0.6

115.0

183.3

46.5

Yes

Construction

M1 J39-42

0.0

0.2

1.7

0.0

0.0

Yes

Options

M3 J2-4a

0.6

0.3

0.0

0.0

0.0

Yes

Options

M6 J10a-13

2.0

0.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

Yes

Options

M60 J8-12

1.5

1.2

0.0

0.0

0.0

Yes

Options

M62 J18-20

1.9

1.6

0.0

0.0

0.0

Yes

Options

A1 Dishforth to Leeming Improvement

118.2

21.0

91.2

79.7

0.0

Yes

Construction

A1 Bramham to Wetherby

72.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Yes

Operations

M40 J15 (Longbridge Roundabout)

61.9

4.4

3.9

0.0

0.0

Yes

Construction

M1 J25-28 Widening

267.0

17.6

35.2

0.0

0.0

Yes

Construction

M6 J8-10a North of Birmingham

84.0

26.6

32.0

0.0

0.0

No

Construction

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much of the £6 billion allocated for the National Roads Programme was used to complete work on the (a) M6 Carlisle to Guardsmill project, (b) M1 junctions 6a to 10 widening project, (c) A14 Haughley New St to Stowmarket project, (d) M62 junction 6 improvements and (e) M25 junctions 1b to 3 widening project. (316897)

The following table gives the amount spent on completing work on the listed schemes out of the up to £6 billion allocated to the National Roads Programme in the January 2009 Roads Announcement.

Amount allocated from £6 billion National Roads Programme

£ million

M6 Carlisle to Guardsmill

31.4

M1 J6a-10 Widening

82.5

A14 Haughley New Street to Stowmarket

14.0

M62 J6 Improvements

14.7

M25 J1b-3 widening

15.1

Total

157.7