HC Deb 03 May 1990 vol 171 cc607-8W
Mr. Tom Arnold

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will consider using the money saved by providing fewer than eight lanes for the A6(M) Stockport north-south bypass to lower the motorway alignment.

Mr. Atkins

The proposed motorway for much of its length would he significantly lower than the adjacent ground level. A further lowering of the alignment could not be justified. It would require more land, increase considerably the amount of surplus soil to be disposed of and cost some £6 million more.