HC Deb 25 May 1960 vol 624 cc46-7W
Mr. E. Johnson

asked the Minister of Transport by what date he expects the bridge and viaduct work on the motorway from Birmingham to Preston to be completed; and whether, when that has been done, he proposes to carry out the rest of the scheme in one operation, so as to make the best and most economical use of road-building equipment and machinery.

Mr. Marples

The major viaducts and rail bridges on this motorway should be completed in the spring of 1962. Tenders have already been invited for the road works on the Lancashire section, the Stafford by-pass, and a small part of the Cheshire section. Further progress will depend upon the funds available.