§ Mr. Patrick Maitland
asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation on which road schemes within the area of the county of Lanark work has been started or authorised in the past year; and on which schemes he expects work to start during 1956.
§ Mr. Watkinson
Work was started on the following schemes in 1955:
Estimated Cost £ Trunk Roads A.73. Improvement opposite Law Hospital 786 A.73. Improvement at Dun-eatonfoot 705 A.8. Service Road at Salsburgh 7,800 A.74. Widening Verges at Beattock Summit 7,665 Classified Roads C1.III. Improvement at Cross-gates/Bellshill 4,957 B.716. Footpath West End of Whitburn Road, Cambuslang 565 B.756. Improvement at junction of Uddingston Mill Highway 400 East Kilbride New Town Road No. 11 (Contract No. 4) 2,332 Road No. 2 (Contract No. 5) 4,433 Road No. 1 (Contract No. 7) 1,604 Road No. 12 (Contract No. 2) 32,355 Road No. 6 (Contract No. 3) 18,523 Road No. 1 (Contract No. 6) 78,563
Works authorized in 1955 which are expected to start in 1956 are:
Estimated Cost £ Trunk Roads A.74. 'Bus Draw-ins at Strutherhill 800 A.73. Acuhinlea Bridge South of Newhouse 5,928 A.80. Stepps to Mollinsburn 631,364 Classified Roads C1.III. Improvement at Liquo Farm 4,500 B.7010. Footpath S.E. of Railway Inn, Shotts 1,020 C1.III. Footpath at Sandy Road, Carluke 940 B.799. Footpath at Regal Cinema, Holytown 583 B.7058. Widening of Railway Bridge al Mount Vernon 4,000 A.749. Footpath at Nerston Cottages 260 C1.III. Footpath at Lawhill Highway 3,650 C1.III. Improvement between Meikle Earnock and Eddie-wood 10,217 B.757. Widening Holmbrae Road, Uddingston 14,360 East Kilbride New Town Road No. 5 (Contract No. 1) 66,150 College Milton Road 99,400 Cemetery Bridge—Road No. 6 41,735
I am not yet in a position to list the schemes not yet authorised on which it is expected that work will start in 1956.