§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the locations on the motorway network where noise contour maps are in preparation; and indicate at each location the assumed traffic density as a proportion of the saturation level.
§ Mr. Carmichael
The locations are listed below. It is not necessary to calculate saturation level in all cases. Those in which it is expected to be reached are starred.
Motorway Section M6 Bescot—Lutterworth Road*. M5 Rayhall—Quinton*. M62 Moss Moor—Lofthouse. M18 Thorne Bypass. M62 Worsley—Moss Moor. M61 M6—M62/A580 Junction. M6 Carnforth—Cumbria Boundary. M53 Hooton—Bidston Moss Interchange. M56 Bowden—Wythenshawe. M56 Preston Brook—Hapsford. M3 Lightwater—Frimley. M3 Frimley—Popham. M4 Membury—Holyport. M4 Holyport—Langley. M20 Ditton Bypass, *assuming Channel Tunnel opened. M4 Membury—Tormarton. M5 Strensham—Almondsbury. M5 Portbury—Edithmead. M62 Tarbock—Risley. M56/63 Sharston Bypass. A1(M) Lemsford—Welwyn. M40 Gerrards Cross Bypass. M40 Beaconsfield Bypass. M40 Stokenchurch—Waterstock. M5 Avonmouth Bridge. M5 Edithmead—Dunball. M5 Dunball—Huntworth. M5 Huntworth—Blackbrook. M5 Blackbrook—Chelston. M5 Chelston—Willand. M5 Cullompton Bypass—Sandygate. M5 Sandygate—Pearces Hill. M3 Lightwater—Thorpe. M3 Thorpe—Sunbury. M18 Wadworth—Armthorpe M18 Armthorpe—Hatfield. M180 Thorne—Scunthorpe. M180 Scunthorpe Southern Bypass. M180 Brigg Bypass. M621 Gildersome Street—Leeds. M650 Airedale Motorway.