Roads: Midlands

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 25 January 2024.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the policy paper entitled Network North, published on 4 October 2023, whether the 10 new smaller Midlands road projects have entered the Road Improvement Strategy (a) programme and (b) development stage; whether formal approvals have been granted; and whether it will progress into the next strategy phase.

Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 32 of Network North, published on 4 October 2023, what estimate he has made of the (a) cost and (b) completion date of the 10 smaller road schemes in the Midlands.

Photo of Guy Opperman Guy Opperman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

All of these schemes are being promoted for consideration for potential funding as part of the Department’s Major Road Network/ Large Local Majors (MRN/ LLM) programme. None of the schemes will form part of the Government's Road Investment Strategy.

The position with each scheme is set out in the following table:

Scheme name

Cost

Completion date

Next business case stage

A511 Growth Corridor

£62.72m

January 2027

Full Business Case

A614/A6097 Corridor scheme

£34.44m

December 2026

Full Business Case

North Hykeham Relief Road

£193.71m

November 2028

Full Business Case

A509 Isham Bypass

£111.31m

December 2027

Outline Business Case

Chesterfield – Staveley Regeneration Route

£166.40m

November 2027

Outline Business Case

A43 Northampton – Kettering phase 3

£28.58m

June 2028

Strategic Outline Case

Shrewsbury North Western Relief Road

Tbc – subject to Shropshire Council’s procurement exercise

October 2026

Full Business Case

A4123 Birchley Island

£30.13m

December 2026

Full Business Case

A426/A4071 Avon Mill/Hunters Lane improvements

£24.28m

August 2026

Outline Business Case

A454 between Wolverhampton and East Park Gateway

£53.38m

September 2027

Outline Business Case

The table provides the latest cost estimate and completion date provided to the Department. These may be subject to change.

A conditional offer of funding for a scheme is made by the Department upon approval of an Outline Business Case. Final confirmation of funding is made upon approval of a Final Business Case.

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