§ Brigadier Mackeson
asked the Minister of Transport what the original estimate was for the road widening and improvements to be carried out on the main Ashford—Folkestone road near Sandling; how much has been spent to date; what the cost of the temporary and permanent bridges over the railway will be; and how far it is anticipated that the original estimate will be extended.
§ Mr. Barnes
The estimated cost of the road improvements on the Ashford—Folkestone trunk road near Sandling is £44,752, which includes £1,500 for the temporary bridge and £8,000 for the permanent bridge. About £17,000 has been spent to date and so far as can be seen at present the original estimate will not be exceeded.331W