§ Mr. Simon Coombs
asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the estimated cost of the present widening scheme for the M5 south of Birmingham.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The estimated cost of the present widening works on the M5 between junction 5 (Rashwood) and junction 6 (Warndon) is £19.1 million. Works costing £700,000 are also in progress between junction 4 (Lydiate Ash) and junction 4A (Catshill) in preparation for widening that length starting next year.