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The way ahead

Speculation surrounds which new schemes will be added to the Government's road building programme.

Going ahead 2000/2001

Northumberland: A1 Willowburn-Denwick Improvement

£7M dual carriageway. Consultant: Bullen.

Leics: A6 Great Glen Bypass

5.6 km dual carriageway bypass costing £15M. Consultant: Mott MacDonald.

Beds: A6 Clapham Bypass

A £31M dual carriageway bypass.

Consultant: Thorburn Colquhoun.

Norfolk: A11 Roudham HeathAttleborough Dualling

£27M scheme. Consultant: Maunsell.

East Sussex: A27 Polegate Bypass

£24M 2.9 km dual carriageway bypass. Consultant: WS Atkins. Contractor: Miller Civil Engineering.

Bucks: A41 Aston Clinton Bypass

£21M dual carriageway.

Consultant: Owen Williams.

Northamptonshire: A43 Whitfield Turn: Brackley Hatch Improvement

New £3M carriageway to link M1 and M40 motorways.

Consultant: Northamptonshire County Council.

Northants: A43 Silverstone Bypass

New £18M dual carriageway along 8km section of A43. Consultant: Northamptonshire County Council.

Oxon/Northants: A43 M40B4031 Dualling

An £18M carriageway over 6.6km of the A43. Consultant: White Young Green.

Cumbria: A66 Stainburn and Great Clifton By Pass

A £10M 3.9km single carriageway bypass relieving the A66 the strategic link from the M6 to Workington and West Cumbria. Consultant: Cumbria Design Services.

Cheshire: A500 Basford, Hough and Shavington Bypass

£38M 7.5km dual bypass. Consultant: Veryards.

West Yorks: A650 Bingley Relief Road

£59M dual carriageway to replace the existing single carriageway over 5km. Consultant: Babtie.

South Yorks: A1033 Hedon Road, Hull

£53M improvement to 6.7km section of dual carriageway leading to Hull docks. Consultant: Babtie.

Due to start in the 2001/2002 financial year

Shropshire: A5 Nesscliffe Bypass £13.5M bypass. Consultant: Symonds.

Northants: A6 RothwellDesborough Bypass

£10.5M bypass. Consultant: Northamptonshire County Council.

Northants: A6 Rushden and Higham Ferrers Bypass£9.4M bypass. Consultant: Northampton County Council.

Herts: A10 Wadesmill-Colliers End Bypass

Safety benefits resulting from development of this £24M bypass justify 85% of the cost. Consultant: Mott MacDonald.

A21 Lamberhurst Bypass, Kent

£12M diversion round Lamberhurst.

Consultant: Kent County Council.

A23 Coulsdon Relief Road, Greater London

£40M scheme to relieve the centre of Coulsdon.

Lincs/Notts: A46 NewarkLincoln Improvement

£29M project to improve safety and relieve congestion on a single carriageway road with 19,000 vehicles per day.

Consultant: Thorburn Colquhoun.North Yorks: A63 Selby Bypass

A £41M 9.8km single carriageway bypass to improve safety and help regenerate Selby.

Congestion is worsened by the swing bridge. Consultant: North Yorkshire County Council/Hyder.

Essex: A120 Stanstead Braintree

£92m project to improve east-west accessibility needed to support development around the expanded Stansted Airport. Consultant:

Essex County Council/Ove Arup.

Due to start 2002-2005

Surrey: M25 J12-15 widening (£94m)

Five lanes between junctions 12 and 14 and six lanes between junctions 14 and 15 will be widened, along 10.9km, within the existing motorway boundary. Consultant: H Humphries.

Greater Manchester: M60 J5-8 (formerly M63 J6-9 widening)

£81.6M widening will improve access to Manchester Airport, Trafford Park and the new Trafford Centre. Consultant: Parkman.

North Yorks: A1(M) Ferrybridge to Hook Moor

This £160m 16.3km DBFO scheme will remove through traffic from an old section of the A1.

Consultant: Bullen.

North Yorks: A1(M) Wetherby to Walshford (£50m)

5.9km DBFO scheme to divert traffic away from old section of A1.

Consultant: Pell Frischmann.

A303 Stonehenge: Online cut and cover tunnel and Wintebourne Stoke Bypass:

9.2km to D2, Wilts

£125M scheme. Consultant: Mott MacDonald.

A74 Carlisle to Guardsmill, Cumbria £61.7m upgrade to motorway standard

A11 Fiveways-Thetford dualling, Norfolk14.5km £27M dual carriageway.

A11 Attleborough by-pass dualling, Norfolk

4.8km, £12.7M dual carriageway.

Consultant: Mott MacDonald.

A47 Thorney Bypass, Cambridgeshire£15M scheme.

Other TPI schemes are: A6 Alvaston (formerly Derby southern bypass). Consultant: Scott Wilson.

A421 Great Barford Bypass A63 Melton Grade Separated Junction: Consultant: Hyder.

A34 Chieveley/M4 J13 improvement. Consultant: Gifford Graham.

A500 City Road & Stoke Road junction improvements. Consultant: Parkman.

A5 Weeford-Fazeley improvement. Consultant: Owen Williams.

A249 Iwade-Queenborough improvement. Consultant: Mott MacDonald.

A2/A2282 Dartford improvement A2 Bean-Cobham widening phase one A2 Bean-Cobham widening phase two. Consultant: Hyder.

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