§ 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.233W
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.