Wing Commander Baling
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation his immediate plan for reducing the traffic congestion on the Great North Road through Doncaster; and if he will, eventually, build a by-pass round this town.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
The Doncaster Council, which is the highway authority for the Great North Road within the county borough, has prepared a scheme for one-way traffic from north to south on a part of this road, with an alternative route for traffic in the opposite direction. Some road improvements are necessary to make this scheme possible and the council has included this work in its proposals for 1955–56. The question of accepting this work for grant in the current financial year is under consideration.
As regards the second part of the Question, I would refer my hon. and gallant Friend to the statement I made in the House on 2nd February, 1955. In the list which I circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT in conjunction with that statement, the Doncaster by-pass is included among the schemes which I hope to authorise during the three years 1956–57, 1957–58 and 1958–59.