§ Mr. Wilshire
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to complete his consultations and to publish his proposals for improving the M25 motorway between junctions 11 and 16.
§ Mr. Kenneth Carlisle
The Department announced its plans for improving the M25 last September. The next step will be a public exhibition of its proposals for increasing482W the capacity of the M25 beyond dual four lanes between junction 12 to 15. Work on widening the motorway to dual four lanes between junctions 15 and 16 is expected to start in the autumn. Consultants have not yet been appointed to investigate options for providing additional capacity between junctions 11 and 12.