HL Deb 11 March 1971 vol 316 c234WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

(i) What are the expected completion dates for the sections of the M.4 motorway at present under construction; and (ii) HOW much of the total length will be of six-lane, and how much of four-lane, construction.


My right honourable friend expects that the section between Tormarton and Stanton St. Quintin (North of Chippenham) will be opened in the summer. It may be possible to open a further length in the autumn and the whole motorway in England by the end of the year, but there have been additional works arising from earthworks instability on some contracts and it is too early to give precise dates. All sections under construction will have six lanes.

House adjourned at six minutes past six o'clock.