§ Sir T. Brinton
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he proposes to take to increase capacity on the dual two-lane section of the M5 in Worcestershire.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
I have today included in the Department's Preparation Pool new schemes designed to relieve traffic congestion on the M5 motorway in Worcestershire.
The present dual two-lane section of M5 between Lydiate Ash and Quinton is to be widened to provide three lanes in each direction. In addition, crawler lanes for slow moving traffic will be added to the northbound carriageway on the two relatively steep gradients about two miles and 4½ miles south of Lydiate Ash.
Detailed planning and design work on these schemes will start immediately.