HC Deb 22 May 1979 vol 967 cc108-9W
Mr. Cockeram

asked the Minister of Transport what was the estimated construction period and the estimated cost of the Ludlow bypass when work commenced; what is the current estimated cost; and when he estimates this bypass to be open for public use.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

When work began, in June 1977, the construction period was estimated at two years and the cost at £4.44 million. Completion is now expected by November this year at an estimated cost of £4.54 million. Neither figure includes the cost of providing the new underline railway bridge which was the subject of a separate contract. Nor does the current estimate make provision for possible contractual claims or the net additional costs arising from the

Scheme Estimate coast November 1978 prices Construction time
A49/A456 junction, Woofferton: Improvement of visibility and junction layout 130,000 1 year
Visibility improvement on bend at Bromfield 12,000 3 months
Hunger Hill diversion: Realignment of carriageway and improvement to junction 500,000 1½–2 years
Visibility improvement at A49/B4370 junction 3,000 2 months