§ Mr. Roy Hughes
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of motorway are currently(a) open, (b) under construction and (c) planned in England either (i) as new motorway or (ii) as existing motorway being widened.
§ Mr. Key
There are 1,724 miles of motorway in England.
At 31 January, there were 39 miles of new motorway under construction, and 27 miles of motorway widening.
The Department is currently reviewing all the schemes in preparation in the trunk road programme to determine their priority. The results of the review are expected to be announced shortly.