HC Deb 19 January 1981 vol 997 c70W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of motorway were opened in the United Kingdom in 1980; and how many more are expected to be opened before the end of 1981.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

In 1980, 60 miles of motorway were opened. It is expected that a further 45 miles will be opened daring 1981. In addition, widening of 8 ½miles of existing motorway was completed in 1980 and a further 2 ½miles is due to be completed in 1981.