HC Deb 24 February 2004 vol 418 cc356-7W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the infrastructure improvement schemes in(a) Lancashire and (b) Chorley; and what their projected cost is. [153500]

Dr. Howells

The Chorley Transport Interchange opened in March 2003 at a cost of £2,500,000. Work is currently under way improving Chorley Railway Station at a cost of £309,000. Details of other local transport infrastructure schemes and projected costs are set out in the Local Transport Plans and Annual Progress Reports, published by Lancashire County Council, Blackpool Borough Council and Blackburn-with-Darwen Borough Council.

Additionally, both Chorley and Lancashire will benefit from the £7.5 billion West Coast Mainline route modernisation programme that is currently under way.

Details of infrastructure improvement schemes for the motorway and trunk road network in Lancashire, including projected costs during 2003–04, are set out in the following table.

Highways Agency: Infrastructure Improvement Schemes
Category/Scheme Description 2003–04 Full

Year Forecast


Safely Improvements
M6 Preston Signage and Road Markings, Junctions 30 to 32 145
M6 Road Markings 31
A585 Thornton Roundabout Improvements 127
A585 Thistleton Junction Improvements 178
Safety Improvements—Minor Schemes 178
Congestion Easing
A585 Singleton Crossroads 33
Renewal of Roads
M6 North of Junction 34 to 35, Carnforth 3,632
M55 Broughton Crash Barriers 1,710
M6 Junction 32 Broughton Electric Cabling for Road Signs 219
Minor Capital Maintenance 670
Renewal of Bridges and Structures
M6 Three Pinned Concrete Footbridge 298
M6 Forton Service Area Piers 26
M6 Golden Fleece 10
M6 Carnforth 800
M6 Occupation Bridges Bailtons 3
M6 Occupation Bridge Mount Pleasant 100
Block Allocation for other Bridge Schemes 455
Accessibility Improvements
Improvements for Pedestrians, Cyclists and Horse Riders 35
Tourism Signage
M6 Strategic Tourism Signing 300
Total 8,950

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