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Roads: South East

Department for Transport written question – answered on 4th March 2016.

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Photo of Richard Burden Richard Burden Shadow Minister (Transport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the costs is of each of the road projects outlined in the announcement of 1 December 2014, Major Roads Investment in London and the South East.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

These projects are at various levels of maturity.

Schemes which are now open to traffic and schemes in development/construction are shown below, with the actual out-turn cost and latest approved estimate respectively:

Scheme Name

Estimated Cost (£m)

Scheme stage

M3 junctions 2 to 4A


In construction

M4 junctions 3 to 12

614 to 862m

In development

M25 junction 30


In construction

A21 Tonbridge to Pembury


In construction

M20 junction 10a

61 to 86m

In development

A27 Chichester improvement

122 to 181m

In development

M25 junctions 5-6/7


Scheme complete

M25 junctions 23-27


Scheme complete

A23 Handcross to Warninglid


Scheme complete

The Lower Thames Crossing has a current estimate of £4,300m to £5,900m.

For the remaining schemes outlined in the 1 December 2014 announcement, the current costs are the cost category as quoted in the RIS Investment Plan, which can be found at:

For the Strategic Studies, there is no cost information.

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