HC Deb 14 July 1959 vol 609 c202
37. Mr. T. Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the estimated cost of the roundabout now under construction on trunk road A.74 at Canderside, near Larkhall; and if this roundabout will be by-passed when the reconstruction and realignment of A.74 is completed.

Mr. Maclay

The estimated cost is £26,000. The reconstructed and realigned A.74 when completed will pass east of the roundabout, but its construction is desirable in any case as part of the general improvement of road communications in the area.

Mr. Fraser

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this is a dreadful waste of public money and that this roundabout will be completely redundant when the A.74 is reconstructed and realigned slightly to the east of the roundabout.

Mr. Maclay

I am advised that that will not be the case. It is anticipated that the junction will cater for all traffic proceeding to the Larkhall area and also westwards via the A.71 road to Ayr. ft will not be an unnecessary roundabout with the development of traffic that we expect.