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Asked for an update on the closure of the M4, the PMS said that the Highways Agency was working hard to resolve the issue. The contractors were working around the clock and would re-open the motorway as soon as it was safe to do so. The Highways Agency expected the road to be open in the next few days.

Asked to clarify how many days it would be, the PMS said that the important thing was that they did the job properly and opened the road when it was safe. We were looking at various contingency plans to ensure that athletes and the people involved in the Olympic Games could travel easily.

Asked whether contingencies included using a single lane on the M4 exclusively for the Olympics family, and taking over the Heathrow Express, the PMS said that there were a number of alternatives.

Asked what the PM was doing about the M4 issue and whether he was being kept updated on the issue, the PMS said that the PM was receiving regular updates. The Transport Secretary had been to the site to check that everything that could be done was being done.

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