HC Deb 06 February 1963 vol 671 cc66-7W
74. Mr. Williams

asked the Minister of Transport what progress has been made so far in the construction of the Heads of the Valleys road; and when it is now expected to complete all phases of the scheme.

Mr. John Hay

A three-mile length of the road south of Abergavenny was opened in August, 1962. Work on the remainder of Stage I has been halted by the current severe weather. It will be pressed forward as quickly as conditions permit but it is difficult now to say precisely when it will be completed. Work has also been temporarily held up on Stage II, from Dowlais Top to Hirwaun. The contract completion date for this section is December, 1964. I hope that work on Stage III from Brynmawr to Dowlais Top will start this summer. The probable completion date is the summer of 1966.

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