HC Deb 27 February 1996 vol 272 cc425-6W
Mr. Lewis

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has(a) commissioned and (b) evaluated relating to increasing the capacity of the M62 junctions 12 to 14 since the cancellation of the M62 relief road. [17095]

Mr. Watts

Work is at an early stage and options are still being identified. So far, we have commissioned work on traffic management and demand, and on possible minor improvements to the M62.

We are also developing transport models in partnership with the Greater Manchester authorities. These will enable us to assess behavioural responses and to test alternatives.

Evaluation will start when all the information has been gathered.

We shall consult the public, and others, when we have identified effective and affordable alternatives.

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