HC Deb 20 November 1963 vol 684 cc91-3W
54. Dr. Bennett

asked the Minister of Transport on what lengths of motorways construction is likely to start in 1964.

Mr. Galbraith

Subject to the completion of the statutory processes, work is scheduled to start on the following lengths of motorway in 1964:

M.1 London-Yorkshire Length
Southern Section Miles
Aldenham-Brockley Hill 4
Brockley Hill-Page Street
Northern Section
River Trent-Aston 38
Aston-Tinsley 6
Don Viaduct ¾
Calder-Leeds 9
M.4 London-South Wales
Almondsbury-Tormarton 13½
Severn Bridge Western Approaches
Crick-Newport 9
M.6 Midland Motorway Links
Shareshill-Darlaston 6
A.410(M) High Wycombe By-pass
Stokenchurch-Abbey Barn Lane 8
Total 102¼

Sir W. Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Transport, in view of the fact that motorways will have been completed at an average of 60 miles a year in the five years ending December, 1963, why the rate of completion is to fall to 40 miles a year in the five years ending 1968.

Mr. Marples

The average completion rate in the five years ending December, 1968, is in fact expected to be about 60 miles per annum. We aim to have over 500 miles of motorway in use by the Spring of 1968 and to add to this before the end of that year.

Sir W. Bromley-Davenport

asked the Minister of Transport if he will state, giving the mileage in respect of each, those motorways or lengths of motorway for which no line had yet been proposed,. a draft scheme had been published, a scheme had been made, tenders had been invited, a contract had been placed, which were under construction, and which were in use, respectively, as at 31st October.

Mr. Marples

The following is the information:

Motorways in Use Miles
M.1 London-Birmingham 73
M.2 Medway Motor Road 26
M.4 London-South Wales Slough By-Pass
Maidenhead By-Pass 6
M.5 Bristol-Birmingham Lydiate Ash-Twyning 26
M.6 Birmingham-Preston-Carlisle Stafford By-Pass 5
Stafford-Hanchurch 11½
Lancashire Section 29
Preston By-Pass
Lancaster By-Pass 11½
M.50 Ross Spur 21½
A.1(M) Doncaster By-pass 15½
Stevenage By-Pass 7
A.20(M) Maidstone By-Pass
Stretford-Eccles By-Pass (Classified motorway built by Lancashire County Council) 6

Motorways under construction
M.1 London-Yorkshire Hendon Motorway (Bridges)
Crick-River Trent 39
River Trent Structures
M.4 London-South Wales Chiswick-Langley (Viaduct and Roadworks) 13
Almondsbury-Hambrook (Winterbourne Bridge)
Severn Bridge Foundation and Superstructure 1
Eastern Approaches 4
Wye Viaduct ¾
Newport By-Pass (Bridgeand Tunnels) ½
M.5 Midland Motorway Links Lydiate Ash-Quinton 6
M.6 Birmingham-Preston-Carlisle Cheshire Section 33
Preston-Lancaster 13
A.1 (M) Darlington-Barton By-Pass (including Darlington Spur) 13
A.48 (M) Port Talbot By-Pass

Contracts placed
Tenders invited
M.4 London-South Wales Newport By-Pass (Road-works) 7
M.6 Midland Motorway Links Dunston-Shareshill

Scheme made Miles
M1 London-Yorkshire Hendon Motorway Page Street-Edgware Bury Lane
Edgware Bury Lane-Aldenham
Part II River Trent-Doncaster By-Pass 47
Sheffield-Leeds Spur 34
M.4 London-South Wales Almondsbury - Hambrook
Hambrook-Tormarton 8
Severn Bridges Western Approaches
Crick-Newport 9
M.6 Midland Motorway Links Shareshill-Catthorpe 46¼
South of Quinton-Great Barr 10
A.1(M) Baldock By-Pass 6
Durham Motorway 21
A.40(M) High Wycombe By-Pass Stokenchurch - Abbey Barne Lane Burkes Road 13

Draft Scheme Published
M5 Birmingham-Bristol South of Strensham-East of Almondsbury 41
Cribbs Causeway-Easton-in-Gordano
M.62 Lancashire-Yorkshire Worsley-Moss Moor 17
Moss Moor-Outlane 7
A.40(M) Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross By-Pass

Line not yet published
M.1 London-Yorkshire Page Street North Circular 2
M.3 London Basingstoke 39¾
M.4 London-South Wales Maidenhead-Tormarton 71½
M.5 Birmingham-Bristol Easton-in-Gordano- East Brent 20
M.6 Birmingham-Preston-Carlisle Lancaster-Penrith 38
Penrith By-Pass 8
Penrith-Carlisle 20
M.62 Lancashire-Yorkshire Outlane-Lofthouse 19
Lofthouse - South of Ferrybridge 11
A.11(M) London-Bishops Stortford 32
A.20(M) Ditton By-Pass 6
A.23(M) London-Crawley 27
Preston-Manchester 21