§ 49. Mr. Jessel
asked the Secretary of State for Transport when he now expects work to commence on the construction of the sections of the M25 motorway from Reigate Hill to the M4, Heathrow Airport; and when he expects completion and opening.
§ Mr. Horam
The time bands within which, subject to the satisfactory completion of the statutory procedures and the availability of funds, construction of the sections of the M25 between Reigate and the M4 is expected to start are as follows:
Reigate to Wisley 1979–1980 Wisley to Chertsey 1979–1980 Chertsey to Thorpe 1978–1979 Egham to Yeoveney. 1978–1979 Yeoveney to Heathrow Airport Spur 1979–1980 Heathrow Airport Spur to M4 1981–1982
I would expect the contract periods to be from two to three years. The section between Thorpe and Egham was opened to traffic in 1976.