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Roads: North of England

Department for Transport written question – answered on 14th 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 start date is of road schemes for the Trans-Pennine area as part of the Road Investment Strategy set out in the Autumn Statement 2014.

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

The schemes identified in the 2015 – 2020 Road Investment Strategy being developed for delivery by Highways England and collectively now referred to as the Trans-Pennine Upgrade Programme are:

  • Mottram Moor link road
  • A57(T) to A57 link road
  • A61 dualling
  • A628 climbing lanes
  • Safety and technology improvements

A full public consultation will be held in spring 2017 prior to submitting an application for a Development Consent Order (DCO) in autumn 2018.

Subject to a successful DCO application it is expected that construction will commence in March 2020 and be open for traffic in Spring 2023. However, ways to advance those dates will be explored through the design and delivery process.

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