§ Mr. Evelyn King
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when the M23, Popham to Chilworth, and M27, Chilworth to Hedge End, are likely to be started; and when they are likely to be finished.
§ Mr. Marks
Subject to satisfactory completion of the statutory procedures and availability of funds it is hoped to start construction of the Popham to Compton length of M3 in autumn 1977 for completion in 1980. A firm date for upgrading to motorway standards of the Compton to Bassett, near Chilworth, section has not yet been fixed.
It is hoped to start work on the Chilworth to Hedge End section of M27 in spring 1978 for completion in the spring of 1980.