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M6 doubts

NEWS IN BRIEF

A questionnaire issued by the Highways Agency has sparked rumours that the scheme to widen the M6 may not go ahead. In July, ministers rejected other proposals, which included building a new toll motorway, in favour of the widening scheme. But rail passengers have been handed out questionnaires about their travelling habits which state that the Government is assessing 'options and alternatives for the upgrade of the M6'.

Shadow Transport Secretary Chris Grayling believes this shows the Highways Agency and the Department for Transport might not go through with the widening scheme.