HC Deb 02 March 1955 vol 537 cc285-6W
113. Mr. M. Lindsay

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the progress to date of the 10 major road improvement schemes announced by him on 8th December, 1953.

10. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter


The following notes show the progress made with the 10 major road schemes announced by my predecessor for authorisation in the current financial year which appeared in the Official Report on 8th December, 1953 (cols. 1810–21).

Cromwell Road Extension

Preparatory work and land acquisition are proceeding. Tenders have been received for carrying out the work on the first part of the section for which the London County Council is responsible. It is hoped to invite tender shortly for the first part of the trunk road section.

. The Wilderspool level crossing, Warrington (A.45)—provision of a bridge

Tenders for carrying out the work are being considered.

East Retford Bypass (Gt. North Road)—first part

Preparatory work has been completed. Land is being acquired.

Doncaster Mill Bridgereconstruction and widening

Preparatory work is in hand. An objection to the draft Orders made under the Trunk and Special Roads Acts is being considered.

Cavendish Bridge (A.6)—replacement of temporary bridge

It is hoped shortly to invite tenders for carrying out the work.

Markyate By-pass (A.5)

Preparatory work is well advanced. Draft Orders under Section 14 (1) of the Special Roads Act have been published.

Stafford-Stoke Road (A.34)—provision of three lengths of dual carriageway

Work is 75 per cent, complete.

Western Avenue (Middlesex) (A.40)—duplication of carriageways

Detailed preparation is in hand for the first section (Willesden Lane to Park Royal Station).

Loughton (Bucks) By-pass (A.5)

About 15 per cent. of the work has been done.

Ashford (Kent) By-passcompletion

It is hoped that work will begin by early summer.