HC Deb 31 October 1957 vol 575 cc110-1W
Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation, in connection with the new motorway to the Channel ports which he announced on 18th October was to be added to the road programme, whether this is to be the Crest of Downs central road running through Kent which he announced when opening the Urban Motorways Conference last year or merely an adaptation of existing roads including the by-passing of the Medway towns and Maidstone.

Mr. Watkinson

I was referring primarily to the Medway towns by-pass, a motorway about 25 miles long, which will provide a greatly improved route between London and Dover as well as North Kent. The A.20 route to Folkestone, which already embodies the new Ashford by-pass, will also be greatly improved by the construction of the Maidstone by-pass.