Mr. Wingfield Rigby
asked the Minister of Transport how many miles of the A.30 road to the West Country are now double tracked; and what plans he has for dual carriageways on further lengths.
§ Mr. Marples
6.84 miles of the A.30 are already dual carriageway, 4.28 miles are being reconstructed as dual carriageway, and a further 2.79 miles of dual carriageway are in the programme for construction within the next three years. The London-Basingstoke motorway will 145W supersede the A.30 as far as its junction with the A.303 at Popham Corner. The trunk road from a point near Andover to a point near Honiton is the A.303 and not the A.30. 1.6 miles of this road have been made dual carriageways and a further 4 miles are programmed.