HC Deb 04 November 1966 vol 735 cc182-3W
Mr. Monro

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was, at the latest convenient date, the approximate number of vehicles crossing the border on the A74, A7, A68 and A1 routes, respectively; and if an estimate has been projected for 1970 for each route.

Mr. Ross

In August, 1965, the numbers of vehicles per day at the census points nearest to the Border were as shown below. Nationally it is expected that traffic will increase by about 40 per cent. between 1965 and 1970 and the figures in brackets show the result of applying this factor; an attempt to forecast specifically for these four census points might be misleading.

  • A74—Sark Bridge, Cumberland, 12,976 (18,200).
  • A7—Todhillwood, 2,222 (3,100).
  • A68—Huntford, 3,262 (4,550).
  • A1—Boundary with England, 4,872 (6,800).

NOTE:—On A74 the seasonal variation is low; on the other routes the average number of vehicles per day over the whole year would be about two-thirds of the August figures.