HC Deb 27 July 1965 vol 717 cc75-6W
Mr. Alan Williams

asked the Minister of Transport how the design capacity of the Severn Bridge compares with estimates of the peak traffic wishing to use the bridge by 1975.

Mr. Tom Fraser

The volume of traffic wishing to use the bridge in 1975 will depend upon various factors, including developments in the region and the road patterns at the time. On the information at present available, I estimate that the average daily flow of traffic in 1975 is not likely to exceed half the potential capacity of the bridge.

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