§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the actual or estimated cost of the Ironbridge to Canning Town improvement schemes on or adjacent to the A13 trunk road in the boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham in respect of(a) East India Dock road, interim junction scheme as now completed, (b) the East India Dock tunnel link, (c) the completed Abbott road, Leamouth road and A 13 Ironbridge widening scheme, (d) the widening of the Canning Town flyover from four to six lanes and associated road works and (e) works associated with the re-aligned east-bound slip road to the A13; and what plans he has for improvements for pedestrian crossing of the A13, Newham way, between these works and the proposed Freemasons road underpass.
§ Mr. Norris
The actual or estimated construction costs for the roads schemes listed by the hon. Member are as follows:
Schemes £ million (including VAT) (a) and (c) East India Dock Road/Leamouth Road 2.60 (b) East India Dock Road Link 36.00 (d) and (e) A13 Ironbridge/A13 Canning Town Flyover (including NE Slip Road, Canning Town) 50.06
Schemes (a) and (c) relate to the completed works for improvement to the East India Dock road junction and widening of the A13 at Leamouth, including the Abbott road junction. The proposed widening of the Ironbridge is now an integral part of scheme (d), as is scheme (e).
Scheme (b) is the responsibility of the London Docklands development corporation.
Subways at Beckton road and Douglas road have been refurbished in recent years. The Department is discussing with LB Newham the possibility of improving the condition of the Rathbone subway.
§ Mr. Spearing
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the expected outturn cost, or estimated cost of(a) of the Lower Lea crossing, (b) repairs and renewal to the Silvertown flyover, (c) the north Woolwich road widening and improvements, (d) the new Connaught crossing, (e) the Albert Dock spine road and associated intersections and (f) the Eastern G gateway link road in the London borough of Newham at 1993 or other specified year prices; and what is the estimated cost of the east London river crossing and its approaches on both sides of the Thames.
§ Mr. Norris
The costs for the road schemes listed by the hon. Member are as follows:
£ million (including VAT) (a) Lower Lea Crossing 37.5 (b) Silvertown Flyover repairs 10.5 (c) North Woolwich Road Improvements 13.0 (d) Connaught Crossing 26.0 (e) Albert Dock Spine Road 38.5 (f) Eastern Gateway Access Road 10.8 (g) East London River Crossing 2300.0 1Estimates at current prices. 2At 1989 prices; also includes land costs.
Only scheme (g) is the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport. Schemes (a), (d), (e) and (f) are the responsibility of the London Docklands development corporation. Schemes (b) and (c) are the responsibility of the London borough of Newham.