HC Deb 27 April 1982 vol 22 c255W
Mr. Lawrence

asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) when he expects construction of the second Burton bridge over the river Trent to begin; and when it is expected to be completed;

(2) what is the estimated cost of the proposed second Burton bridge over the river Trent; and how it will be paid for.

Mrs. Chalker

The new Burton bridge and its approach roads will be built and paid for by Staffordshire county council as local highway authority. From inquiries made of the council, I understand that it is its aim for works to start this autumn and finish before the end of 1984. The estimated cost is £4.7 million at November 1980 prices. This will be met from the county's capital expenditure allocation and will be eligible for transport supplementary grant.