The Hammersmith flyover refit (from TfL, who took over from DfT in 2000) costs £154m per mile
(@ £60milliion as estimated, though at a reported £100m scheme this figure would be higher)
Highways England is rebuilding the (east London) junction of the M25 and the A13 for £79.3m.
The E-W CS route = £2.6m per mile (for about 18 miles of route)
A TWITTER DEBATE HAS GOT ME THINKING ABOUT GETTING A BANG FOR ONE’S BUCK WHEN IT COMES TO TRANSPORT. IT STARTED WITH A DISCUSSION ABOUT A LONDON MAYORAL CANDIDATE PROMISING TO SPEND £100M A YEAR ON CYCLING.
There was a flurry of virtual applause, but I pointed out that in terms of the city-wide budget, it really wasn’t much money and gave the example of the multi-million pound refit of the Hammersmith Flyover as a contrast. So, I thought it would be interesting to have a look at the cost of various transport projects for some real contrast. I will give a bit of a health warning as the examples are quoted from various sources and prices depends on the year announced and much investment is over a number of years; but the ball will be in the park as they say!