HC Deb 11 February 1966 vol 724 cc150-1W
Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the decision was made to give priority to the Invergarry-Kyle of Lochalsh road over the Fort William-Mallaig road; and whether he will publish a table showing the traffic considerations which led him to take this decision.

Mr. Ross

The decision to give priority to the reconstruction of the Invergarry-Kyle trunk road (A. 87) was taken in 1961. The traffic census figures of 1954 and 1961 for what are at present the single-carriageway sections of A.87 and the Fort William-Mallaig trunk road (A.830) are as follows:

Location of census point Passenger car units
1954 1961
Shiel Bridge 547 1,095
East of Dornie 509 1,139
Balmacara (West of A.87/A.890 junction) 679 1,620
East of A.830/A.861 junction 451 773
East of Arisaig 260 376
South of Mallaig 534 951