HC Deb 13 May 1964 vol 695 cc57-8W
13. Dr. Bray

asked the Minister of Transport when site work will start on the new roads for Tees-side proposed in the Government's plan for the North-East.

Mr. Galbraith

The proposed new and improved roads are extensive and a great deal of survey and design work has to be done. They include classified roads, which the local highway authorities concerned are to provide with grant aid, as well as trunk roads. Orders to establish new trunk routes and alter side roads will be necessary. Land will have to be acquired. This all takes time. But all concerned are pressing ahead as fast as possible. It is too early to be Precise about starting dates for the various schemes but we aim to start some of this work within the next two years, and all of it within five years.