§ 69. Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a White Paper setting out details of all the motorways, trunk and classified roads to be built under his road programme for the period up to 1968–69.
§ Mr. Noble
Below is a list of the schemes estimated to cost over £100,000 which have been provisionally selected for authorisation by 1968–69. As regards schemes for classified roads it is218W not complete, because further discussions must take place with local authorities in central Scotland about additional schemes arising out of the recent White Paper; and we have still to complete discussions with the highland local authorities about the next five years of the crofter counties programme.
MOTORWAYS Route Scheme M.74 … Hamilton Bypass. Maryville link road—Maryville to junction with A.80. M.8 … West of Harthill to west of Newhouse. East of Harthill to Dechmont. Dechmont to Newbridge. M.9 … Newbridge to Lathallen. Polmont and Falkirk Bypass. Stirling Bypass.
Trunk Roads Route Scheme A.1 … Chapelhill Diversion. A.73 … Cumbernauld Bypass. A.74 … Beattock to Dumfries County Boundary. Ecclefechan to Kirkpatrick Fleming. Kirkpatrick Fleming to Gretna. Gretna Bypass. A.78 … Irvine Bypass. A.8 … Renfrew Bypass. Bishopton Bypass. A.82 … Alexandria Bypass. A.87 … Five schemes (20 miles). A.9 … Latheronwheel diversion. A.90 … Cowdenbeath and Kelty Bypass. Kinross and Milnathort Bypass.
CLASSIFIED ROADS Highways Authority Scheme Coatbridge T.C. A.725 Whifflet Viaduct. Dunbarton C.C. Interchanges and construction of inner ring road in Cumbernauld New Town. Edinburgh T.C. A.6095, railway bridge over Niddrie Road. Glasgow T.C* A.737, Paisley Road West at Halfway. Potential class I, Balshagray Avenue. Motherwell T.C B.754 Airbles Road, continuation of improvement. Greenock T.C. B.788, Kilmacolm Road. Port Glasgow T.C. A.8, Realignment east of Maxwell Street to Scarlow Corner, and new railway bridge at Robert Street. Stirling T.C. Potential class I, inner relief road, stage 2. * Excluding schemes on the inner ring road and for the Clyde Tunnel approaches.