HC Deb 06 December 1963 vol 685 cc232-6W
Mr. R. W. Elliott

asked the Minister of Transport if he will make a further statement about the classified road programme, following his statement last year of a list of schemes for 1964–65 costing over £100,000 each.

Mr. Marples

Yes. My provisional list of schemes costing over £100,000 each for 1965–68 outside London and the other conurbations is set out below. Under arrangements already agreed with the local authority associations and notified to all highway authorities, I am asking the authorities concerned to confirm that they are ready to start work on the schemes in the years suggested and also that the estimated cost and other details already notified to me still hold good. In addition, provision is being made for a number of road schemes needed in connection with new towns and expandingtowns. I am selecting these in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Housing and Local Government.

Classified road schemes costing under £100,000 each for 1965–68 will be notified to highway authorities as soon as they have been selected.

Highway Authority Scheme Estimated Grant £
London (Outside L.C.C.) and Home Counties—continued
Surrey A.31 Farnham by-pass extension first stage 360,000
Surrey A.22 Purley, London to Eastbourne Road. Godstone Road, Kenley and Purley Road, Purley. 225,000
Surrey A.24 South Holmwood dualling 150,000
Canterbury Potential Class I Ring Road Wincheap Green to St. Georges Gate 150,000
Croydon Potential Class I Wellesley Road, Lansdowne Road to A.121 191,000
East Ham A.124 Barking Road, Green Street to High Street North 200,000
The South and South-East
Berkshire and Buckinghamshire A.404 Marlow and Bisham By-pass 1,500,000
Berkshire A.420 Faringdon relief road 92,000
Buckinghamshire Potential Class I Slough, Wellington Street improvement and extension. 1 500,000
Buckinghamshire Potential Class I Aylesbury, inner ring road (south) A.413 to A.418 360,000
East Sussex A.26 Lewes relief road, Stage 1 263,000
Hampshire—Bournemouth Potential Class I Matchams Lane diversion and widening 1,388,000
Hampshire A.32 Fareham eastern by-pass, from Town Quay to T.R. 120,000
Portsmouth Potential Class I Extension of dockyard loop to Anglesey Road 165,000
Reading Potential Class I Inner ring road, east side (Vastern Road to London Street). 657,000
Reading A.33 Bridge Street bridges 120,000
Southampton A.35 Redbridge Road, Stage III Middlebrook Road west approach. 327,000
Southampton Docks Road extension St. Mary's Place—Queens Park. 154,000
The South West
Cornwall Truro relief road 330,000
Devonshire A.379 Torquay roundabout at Fleet Street/Union Street junction. 113,000
Somerset Long Ashton by-pass 937,500
Wiltshire Potential Class I Salisbury. The Friary diversion A.36 to A.354 148,000
Bristol A.4044 /A.420 Inner circuit road Stage 4 Old Market Street junction 1,500,000
Bristol A.4044 /A.38 Stokes Croft improvement Stage I 383,000
Exeter New Exe bridge 150,000
Gloucester Class III Inner relief road Station Road/Barton Street 105,000
Plymouth A.374 /A.386 Crownhill junction improvement 188,000
Wales and Monmouthshire
Flintshire A.548 Bagillt by-pass 279,000
Glamorgan A.4119 Llantrisant by-pass 413,000
Glamorgan A.4063 Improvements at Cwn railway bridge 113,000
Glamorgan A.473 Coychurch by-pass 83,000
Monmouthshire A.467 Abercarn to Pontywarn (Canal Scheme) 89,000
Monmouthshire A.467 Pontywarn to Crosskeys (Extension of Canal Scheme) 112,000
Cardiff A.48 Newport Road (New Road to Wentloog Road) 128,000
West Midlands (excluding the Conurbation)
Worcestershire Potential Class I Kidderminster, inner ring road Second stage, Coventry Street to Comberton Hill 302,000
Coventry Potential Class I Inner ring road, stage 5 2,438,000
Coventry B.4454 Butts radial 152,000
Hereford East-West road 413,000
Stafford A.5013 Eccleshall road improvement 120,000
Worcester A.38 High Street and College Street 90,000
Worcester Potential Class I City Walls road B.4550 to A.38(s) 243,000

Highway Authority Scheme Estimated Grant£
The North-West (excluding the S.E. Lancashire and Merseyside Conurbations)
Cumberland A.595 Improvement from Derwent Bridge to Brigham cross roads 98,000
Lancashire A.582 Lostock Hall by-pass, single carriageway 375,000
Lancashire A.585 Thornton-Clevelys by-pass, Stage I 187,000
Lancashire A.577 Skelmersdale/Upholland by-pass 562,500
Lancashire A.562 Widnes, Moor Lane diversion and Lowehouse Lane 251,000
Carlisle Potential Class I Civic centre, roundabout and link to Victoria Place 114,000
Chester Potential Class I Internal by-pass, west side 809,000
Preston A.6 Improvement Park Road 161,000
Wigan A.49 Improvement from Marus Bridge northwards beyond Little Lane 150,000
The North-East (excluding the West Riding and Tyneside Conurbations)
Northumberland B.1330 Sleekburn-Bomarsund diversion 81,000
West Riding and Sheffield Potential Class I Rotherham by-pass (completion to M.1 from Sheffield) 1,500,000
West Riding A.6023 Mexborough relief road 560,000
West Riding A.633 Rawmarsh, High Street 113,000
Doncaster A.60/A.630 Cleveland Street-Balby Road 141,000
Rotherham Potential Class I Inner by-pass Section I 600,000
Sheffield Potential Class I Rotherham by-pass (City centre—A.57) 1,280,000
Sheffield Potential Class III Civic centre (Furnival Street to Union Street) 108,000
The North and East Midlands
Derbyshire A.615 Alfreton-South Normanton by-pass excluding Trunk Road Connection. 791,000
Nottinghamshire and Nottingham A.610 Dualling Cinderhill to M.1 244,000
Derby A.52/5022 Inner ring road, sections 9–10. Nottingham Road/ Bridge Gate. 325,000
Grimsby A. 1098 Cleethorpes Road overbridge 750,000
Leicester Potential/Class III St. Margarets Way and Ravensbridge Drive 300,000
Northampton Class I Southern approach relief road 1,004,000
Northampton A.45 Wellingborough Road improvement Abingdon Square—St. Edmunds Hospital. 150,000
Nottingham A.52 Arkwright Street gyratory system 308,000
Nottingham A.6008 Theatre Square improvement 252,000
East Anglia
Cambridge Potential Class I Cambridge spine relief road, first stage A.604(N) to A.45(E). 353,000
Essex A.130 Chelmsford inner relief road, Stage II 210,000
Isle of Ely Potential Class I Wisbech, construction of Canal Road 75,000
Ipswich Class I Improvement at Mulberry Tree corner, forming northern part of inner ring road. 150,000
Luton Class I Inner ring road, first stage, A.6—A.6 980,000
Norwich A. 1024 Widening inner link road Chapel Field Road to Finkelgate. 225,000
Southend Class I Inner ring road, northern and eastern length 570,000
*Revised financial provision.

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