HC Deb 27 November 1995 vol 267 cc497-8W
13. Mr. Tredinnick

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is the cost of recent improvements to the A5 from the M69 junction to the Longshoot junction; if he will list the works; and what further improvements are planned. [655]

Mr. Watts

The recently completed scheme cost £610.000.

The works include:

  • Widening the A5 and installation of new traffic lights;
  • A turning lane for premises on the north side of the A5;
  • An extension to Wapping Barn bridge; and creation of a cycleway on the north side of the A5.

Mr. Ancram

It is not the normal policy of the Government to publish economic appraisals. None the less, given the importance of this case, the Secretary of State and I are considering options as to what information to make available publicly. The economic appraisal is still not complete, and we will wish to see the completed report before deciding on the most appropriate way of informing the public of its findings.