The feasibility study being carried out by the Highways Agency should be finished by the end of June. In July the minister, Stephen Ladyman, should announce which of three options he prefers. These are 'broadly symmetrical widening', 'broadly parallel widening' or the Expressway.
Following his announcement the Highways Agency will do further work on the chosen option and then there will be another public consultation in '07. Following that the government intends to hold a public enquiry. It is intended that either widening or the Expressway will be built by 2017.
The Highways Agency have produced detailed maps of the three options. If you want to see these maps contact the Highways Agency.
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