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 4¼ 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 3¾ 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 92W 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 5½ 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 8½ 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 7½ Stretford-Eccles By-Pass (Classified motorway built by Lancashire County Council) 6 259½
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 4½ 127¾
Contracts placed None. Tenders invited M.4 London-South Wales Newport By-Pass (Road-works) 7 M.6 Midland Motorway Links Dunston-Shareshill 8¼ 15¼
Scheme made Miles M1 London-Yorkshire Hendon Motorway Page Street-Edgware Bury Lane 3½ Edgware Bury Lane-Aldenham 4¾ Part II River Trent-Doncaster By-Pass 47 Sheffield-Leeds Spur 34 M.4 London-South Wales Almondsbury - Hambrook 5½ Hambrook-Tormarton 8 Severn Bridges Western Approaches 3¾ 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 211¾
Draft Scheme Published M5 Birmingham-Bristol South of Strensham-East of Almondsbury 41 Cribbs Causeway-Easton-in-Gordano 5¼ M.62 Lancashire-Yorkshire Worsley-Moss Moor 17 Moss Moor-Outlane 7 A.40(M) Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross By-Pass 7½ 77¾
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 315¼