HC Deb 29 May 1963 vol 678 cc144-5W
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 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.