§ Mr. David Price
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give his latest estimate, section by section, of when the various sections of the M27 motorway will be opened to the public.
§ Dr. Gilbert
The Department is at present in negotiation with certain of the contractors concerned over extensions of the period for the completion of those166W sections of the M27 which are under construction beyond the completion dates provided for in the contracts. The contractors' estimates of the dates on which the sections of motorway are likely to be opened to traffic are as follows:
- Cadnam-Ower: August 1975.
- Ower-Chilworth: September 1975.
- Windhover-Park Gate: August 1975.
- Park Gate-Portsbridge: November-December 1975.
It is too early yet to say when the sections between Chilworth and Windhover and between Havant and Chichester are likely to be built.