HC Deb 04 December 1956 vol 561 cc106-8W
71. Mr. Steele

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he can yet specify any additional immediate road development plans in addition to those already announced.

Mr. J. Stuart

The announced programme covers the period up to 31st March, 1959, and remains unchanged.

Mr. Steele

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to make a statement about the expanded road programme as it relates to Scotland, indicating which schemes have been started, which schemes have been authorised, and when the latter will be started.

Mr. J. Stuart

Details of the scheme" included in the announced programme on which work has started or which have so far been authorised are as follows:

Road Authority Scheme Estimated cost Progress Starting date or probable starting date
(a) Trunk Roads £
A.8 Renfrew C.C. Reconstruction of Railway bridge, Langbank 120,000 Authorised Spring, 1957
A.9 Stirling C.C. Reconstruction of Bridge of Allan 280,000 In progress June, 1956
A.9 Stirling/West Lothian C.C. Linlithgow bridge 150,000 Tenders and land acquisition under consideration. Spring, 1957
A.74 Dumfries C.C. Johnstone Bridge—Beattock 600,000 Authorised Early summer, 1957
A.77 Ayr C.C. Wigtown County Boundary northwards 150,000 Authorised Spring, 1957
A.80 Dunbarton C.C. Luggie water to west of Cumbernauld 540,000 Tenders to be invited shortly Spring, 1957
A.80 Lanark C.C. Cardowan Road, Stepps-Mollinsburn 631,000 In progress April, 1955
A.82 Dunbarton C.C. Dumbuck-Barloan Crescent 120,000 In progress June, 1956
A.92 Aberdeen C.C. Widening of Bridge of Don (trunk road portion) 135,000 In progress May, 1956
A.96 Moray and Nairn C.C. (b) Classified Roads Sheriffmill Bridge 200,000 Authorised Spring, 1957
A.8/A. 812 Glasgow T.C. Whiteinch Tunnel No. 1 3,265,000 Tenders to be received in December Spring, 1957
A.72 Lanark C.C. Bridge at Kirkfieldbank 143,000 In progress September, 1956
A.81 Perth and Kinross C.C. Bridges at Gartmore 103,000 Contract let December, 1956
* A.815 Argyll C.C. St. Catherine's—Strachur 208,000 In progress January, 1954
*A.838 Sutherland C.C. Rhiconich—Gaulin 150,000 In progress June, 1956
*A.851 Inverness C.C. Broadford—Armadale 121,000 Almost complete May, 1955.
A.865 Inverness C.C. North Ford Causeway 357,000 Tenders invited Spring, 1957
A.92 Aberdeen T.C. Widening of Bridge of Don (classified road portion) 155,000 In progress May, 1956
A.955 Fife C.C. Bridges at Leven 182,000 In progress June, 1955
Class III Argyll C.C. Ford—Kilchrennan 250,000 Tenders received Spring, 1957
Lanark C.C. Construction of roads in East Kilbride 54,000 Continuing programme of works, £54,000 in 1956–57. 1950
Notes.—(a) Schemes in the Crofter Counties Programme are marked with an asterisk.
(b) Before 31st March, 1957, it is hoped to authorise four more trunk road schemes to a total cost of about £1,300,000 and four more classified schemes to a total cost of about £810,000. These have not yet been selected.

B. SCHEMES COSTING UNDER £100,000—Position at 1st October, 1956
(a) Trunk Roads Number Estimated Cost
Schemes in progress 21 £492,000
Schemes authorised but not started 53 £857,000
Schemes to be authorised before 31st March, 1957 25 £800,000
(b) Classified Roads
(i) Costing between £10,000 and £100,000 Schemes in progress 17 £343,000
Schemes authorised but not yet started 14 £351,000
Schemes to be authorised before 31st March, 1957 20 £626,000
(ii) Costing less than £10,000 Schemes authorised from 1st April, 1956, to date 71 £273,800