HC Deb 26 April 2002 vol 384 c465W
Mr. Hawkins

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what the status is of each of the 100 new bypasses aimed at reducing congestion and pollution outlined in the 10 year transport plan; what the(a) start and (b) completion date is of each project; and what the date is on which each of the 11 multi-modal studies outlined in the 10 year transport plan will be completed and published. [52551]

Mr. Jamieson

On(a) I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Reading, East (Jane Griffiths) on 18 April 2002, Official Report, column 1098W. In regard to (b), of the 11 Tranche 1 Multi-Modal Studies outlined in the Ten-Year Transport Plan, four have already reported as indicated below:

Multi-Modal Study & Location Reported
Access to Hastings December 2000
Cambridge to Huntingdon (A14) August 2001
South East Manchester (Stockport, Manchester Airport Link West, Poynton) September 2001
West Midlands Area (M5/M6 & M42 between M40 and M6) October 2001

The timetable for the remaining seven Tranche 1 Multi-Modal Studies that are currently in progress is set out in the following table:

Multi-Modal Study & Location Date Expected to Report
West Midlands to North West (M6) May 2002
North/South Movements in the East Midlands (M1 Junctions 21 to 30) May 2002
London to South West & South Wales (A303, M4) May 2002
South & West Yorkshire Motorway Box (M1 J30 to A1 West Yorks/M18 & A1(M) June 2002
Tyneside Area (A1/A19) June 2002
A453 (M1 to J24 (Nottingham)) June 2002
ORBIT—Transport Solutions Around London (M25) Autumn 2002