HC Deb 10 May 1939 vol 347 cc495-6W
Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Minister of Transport whether plans are being prepared to improve the Swansea-Manchester trunk road between Pontardulais and Llandilo, and when those schemes will be commenced; and whether he can state the cause of the delay in completing the Pontardulais bridge on the same road?

Captain Wallace

Six schemes, estimated to cost £41,335, for the improvement of the Swansea-Manchester Trunk Road between Pontardulais and Llandilo are under consideration and I anticipate that it will be possible to start work on four of these schemes during the current year.

The negotiations for the acquisition by agreement of the land required for the construction and widening of the approach road to the Pontardulais bridge on the Carmarthen side have been protracted by reason of interference with shop property. A Compulsory Purchase Order has now been made, and I hope shortly to be in possession of all the necessary land for the completion of the scheme. In the meantime, negotiations are proceeding with the Railway Company for the widening of the level crossing on the Glamorgan side.