HC Deb 30 July 1964 vol 699 cc391-2W
Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Minister of Transport what is the extra strengthening required by new roads and motor- ways, including their bridges, to provide for fifty or more heavy commercial vehicles per hour; and what is the extra cost per mile.

Mr. Marples

All new roads except those designed for purely residential purposes are constructed to standards which provide for daily traffic including at least 1,500 commercial vehicles of over 30 cwt. unladen weight. In these circumstances, no question of extra cost arises.