HC Deb 22 October 1982 vol 29 c241W
Mr. Booth

asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether the repairs required to the Severn bridge will necessitate the complete closure of the road; and, if so, when the order to close the road will be made.

Mrs Chalker:

None of the repairs or strengthening work needed on the Severn Bridge appears likely to require the closure of the road; the current remedial works necessitate only temporary lane closures. I am awaiting a report from Flint and Neill, the consulting engineers, on the feasibility and cost of strengthening the bridge.

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