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Plan for new M6 Toll dumped


CAPACITY ON the M6 between Birmingham and Manchester will not be increased with a new tolled Expressway, roads minister Stephen Ladyman has announced.

Former transport secretary Alistair Darling ordered the Highways Agency to work up plans for an Expressway in July 2004 (NCE 8 July 2004).

The Highways Agency has concluded that it would be more difficult to construct than initially believed and cannot be built more quickly than on-line widening. It would require 50% more land, cost 15% more at £3.5bn and introduce significant disruption to the existing M6.

On-line widening could be completed in 2017.

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