§ Mr. Tom Arnold
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the road schemes for which he has responsibility in the Greater Manchester county, and the stage which each has reached.
§ Mr. Atkins
The information is as follows:
Scheme Stage reached M56 Widening between junctions 4–6 Early stage of preparation M62 Widening between junctions 12–17 Preferred route announcement soon M62 Widening between junctions 17–18 Detailed design nearly complete M62 Widening between junctions 18–21 Commission not yet let M62 Improvements of junction 20 (A627(M)) Publication of Orders expected Winter 1990–91 M63 Widening between junctions 7–9 Early stages of preparation M66 Manchester Outer Ring road (Denton to Middleton section) Line fixed. Supplementary Orders and Compulsory Purchase being prepared. Greater Manchester Western and Northern Relief Road Section 1, M6 to M56 Public Consultation completed Section 2, M56 to M62 Alternative routes under consideration Section 3, M62 to M66 A6(M) Stockport North South Bypass Line fixed. Supplementary Orders being prepared A57 Mottram, Hollingworth, Tintwistle Bypass Consultants appointed recently A58 Wigan Hindley and Westhoughton Bypass Preferred route announcement soon A580 Liverpool-Manchester corridor improvements Early stage of preparation
Scheme Stage reached Manchester Airport Eastern Link Road (M56-A6(M) Link) Scheme now responsibility of Cheshire, Stockport MB and Manchester MB with section 272 grant
The Department is also responsible for a number of minor improvement schemes in the area including the A6 Windlehurst road improvement scheme which is due to go out to tender soon.