§ 47. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the increased congestion on the roads in Fife consequent on the opening of the Forth Road Bridge; and what steps he intends to take to expedite the road-building programme in that part of the country to cater for this increased volume of traffic.
§ Mr. Ross
The priority to be given to trunk road works in Fife will be reviewed in the light of traffic surveys to be taken next April and August; these surveys will give information as to changes in the pattern of traffic on each side of the Forth following the opening of the Forth Bridge. Meantime an Order authorising the construction of a bypass of Cowdenbeath and Kelty has been published, and objections to it are under consideration. Investigations into the line of the proposed East Fife Regional Road are in progress.