§ Mr. Neil Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what roadworks involving land closures on the M1-M6 motorway between London and Cheshire are planned to be undertaken; on what dates they are scheduled to begin; and when they are expected to be completed;
(2) what roadworks involving land closures on the M1-M6 motorway between London and Cheshire are presently being undertaken; and when they are expected to be completed.
§ Mrs. Chalker
There are 14 sites between junction 1 on the M1 in London and junction 21a on the M6 in Cheshire where major roadworks involving lane closures are either in progress or planned to start during 1983–84. The location of those sites, together with starting and finishing dates, are set out on the following list—all are maintenance works, except where otherwise indicated.
Location Start Finish M1: Junctions 5–8 (widening) October 1980 November 1983 Junctions 8–10 November 1983 December 1983 Junctions 11–12 July 1983 October 1983 Junctions 14–15 May 1983 August 1983 Junctions 15–16 April 1983 November 1983 Junctions 16–17 June 1983 July 1983 Junctions 17–18 July 1983 August 1983 M6: Junction 2 June 1983 November 1983 Junctions 3–4 February 1984 March 1984 Junctions 5–6 June 1983 October 1983 Junction 10-Hilton Park July 1983 November 1983 Hilton Park-Junction 11 November 1983 December 1983 Junctions 19–20a March 1983 July 1983 Thelwall Viaduct October 1983 December 1983
There are also minor maintenance works which involve lane closures, but usually only for a short time.
These motorways will continue to require carefully-phased maintenance works throughout the 1980s.