§ Mr. Ellis Smith
asked the Minister of Transport when it is expected to start work on the Worsley, Manchester to Selby section of the Lancashire to Yorkshire motorway; when it will be finished and opened; what will be the mileage; and if he will consider the need for providing for pedestrians and cyclists, and the introduction of modern lighting from Stretford via Barton and Worsley to Selby.
§ Mr. Marples
I cannot say yet when work will start on this project which on present plans will terminate at its eastern end on A.1 near Ledsham. It will be about 50 miles long. Pedestrians and cyclists are not permitted to use motorways, which are designed for the exclusive use of specified classes of motor vehicle. Part of this motorway will be 129W trunk road and part will be a classified road. Whether the trunk road portion will be lighted will depend on experience gained from other motorways. The highway authority for the classified part are Lancashire County Council and any question of lighting that part is a matter between them and the lighting authorities concerned.