Road Building and Improvements

Transport written question – answered on 25th January 2007.

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Photo of John Redwood John Redwood Conservative, Wokingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of new motorway and trunk road to at least dual carriageway standard are planned.

Photo of Stephen Ladyman Stephen Ladyman Minister of State, Department for Transport

The following table lists the trunk road and motorway schemes currently in the Targeted Programme of Improvements, which provides new or additional lengths of motorway and trunk road to at least dual carriageway standard.

These schemes will be delivered subject to the satisfactory completion of statutory processes and the availability of funding.

Scheme Anticipated start of works date Length of scheme (miles) Additional lane miles
M1 J31-J32 Widening On site 22 January 2007 1.24 2.49
A595 Ration-Lillyhall Improvement January 2007 3.23 12.93
A1 Bramham-Wetherby (including Wetherby Bypass) Spring 2007 6.21 14.91
M1 J21-30 Widening (Phase 1) Summer 2007 14.60 29.21
M25 J1b-3 Widening Summer 2007 2.67 5.59
A1 Dishforth to Leeming (A1 Dishforth to Barton) Spring 2008 24.67 52.82
M27 J11-J12 Climbing Lanes Spring 2008 1.99 2.30
M27 J3-J4 Widening Spring 2008 2.55 5.16
A421 Bedford to M1 Junction 13 Autumn 2008 8.02 32.69
M1 J10-J13 Widening Winter 2008 14.17 28.40
M62 J25-J27 Widening Winter 2008 7.21 14.42
M25 J16-23 Widening Winter 2009 22.12 40.39
A453 Widening (M1 J24 to A52 Nottingham) Winter 2009 7.15 14.29
M1 J39-J42 Widening Spring 2009 6.59 11.19
M62 J27-J28 Summer 2009 3.29 6.59
A14 Ellington-Fen Ditton Improvement Spring 2010 22.56 121.36
M1 J21-J30 Widening (Phase 2) Spring 2010 37.84 72.64
A21 Tonbridge to Pembury Spring 2010 2.55 10.19
M25 J27-J30 Widening Summer 2010 14.04 26.22
M1 J34-J37 Widening Winter 2011 10.00 20.01
A47 Blofield to North Burlingham Dualling Spring 2011 2.49 4.97
A23 Handcross to Warninglid Widening Spring 2011 2.36 4.72
M1 J32-J34 Widening Spring 2011 7.39 10.75
A21 Kippings Cross to Lamberhurst Bypass Spring 2011 2.98 11.81
M1 J30-J31 Widening Summer 2011 5.90 11.81
A46 Newark-Widmerpool Improvement Spring 2012 17.09 43.50
M25 J5-J7 Widening Autumn 2012 22.12 40.39
M25 J23-J27 Widening Autumn 2012 17.34 30.70
M1 J37-J39 Widening Autumn 2012 7.89 12.80
A57/A628 Mottram in Longdendale, Hollingworth and Tintwistle Bypass Spring 2013 3.98 12.74
A11 Fiveways-Thetford Improvement Spring 2013 9.20 18.77
M1 J31-J32 Widening Summer 2014 3.54 11.06
A505 Dunstable Northern Bypass (A5 to M1 Link) 2013-14 2.73 10.94
Total number of miles of new road and Motorway 317.71 748.76

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