§ Mr. John Ellis
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what he estimates the cost will be to make repairs on the roads of South Humberside in the current year, due to the severe weather conditions.
£ million at 1978 survey prices 1974–75 1975–76 1976–77 1977–78 1978–79* 1979–80 Motorway and trunk roads— New construction and improvement 482 467 377 253 256 292 Maintenance 62 72 72 68 80 83 Local authority roads— New construction and improvement 363 379 362 234 255 257 Maintenance 489 477 441 426 429 434 * Estimated.
It is too early to assess the effect on expenditure of the severe weather this winter.
§ Mr. Churchill
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what was the total capital expenditure on roads in the Trafford district of Manchester in the financial year 1978–79; and what was the equivalent figure in the year 1973–74 updated to current prices.
§ Mr. Churchill
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what was the total capital expenditure on roads in the North-West of England and the percentage of national expenditure on roads which this figure represented in the financial year 1978–79; and what were the equivalent figures for the year 1973–74 updated to current prices.
§ Mr. John H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what has been the expenditure by the Government and local authorities on new road construction, and maintenance, respectively, in each of the past five years; what is the estimated expenditure for the current year; and if this budgeted expenditure on maintenance is expected to cover the damage that has been incurred.
§ Mr. Goodlad
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the current repair and construction of motorways and trunk roads programme in Cheshire.
§ Mr. Horam
The main elements in the motorway and trunk road repair and construction programme are:
- M6—Reconstruction and resurfacing Junctions 21 to 25—Preparatory work in hand. Main contract starting in Autumn.
- M6—Painting of Thelwell Viaduct—Starting May.
- M62—Reconstruction of slow lane and hard shoulder for 1,700 metres east of M6 junction—Starting Spring.
- A556 Waterproofing Hartford Bridge, Northwich—Starting end of May.
- M56—Hapsford to Lea-by-Backford—Work in hand. Completion in Autumn 1980.
There will also be additional minor works.