HC Deb 06 December 1967 vol 755 cc355-6W
Mr. Elystan Morgan

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what major road schemes are planned for Cardiganshire between now and 1971.

Mr. Cledwyn Hughes

The following schemes, each estimated to cost more than £25,000 are expected to be put in hand by 1970:

Trunk Roads A487—Widening at Aeron Bridge, Aberaeron. A44—Improvement at Llanbadarn Fawr. A487—Widening at Trefechan Hill, Aberystwyth. A44—Llanbadarn Road improvement, Aberystwyth.

Principal Roads A485—Lampeter-Tregaron widening. Stages I and II.

The detailed programme beyond 1970 has not yet been settled.

Mr. Gwynfor Evans

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will specify the location and lengths of the pieces of dual carriageway roads which will total 120 miles in Wales by the early 1970's.

Mr. Cledwyn Hughes

Dual carriageways in use or under construction at the beginning of this year are listed in Appendix 2 of "Wales 1966".

The following trunk road schemes will bring the total mileage of dual carriageway roads in Wales to more than 120 miles by the early 1970's:

A55—Tair Meibion-Aber 1.5
A55—St Asaph By-Pass 1.75
A48—Cardiff Inner By-Pass (Eastern Avenue) 6.25
A449—New road from Raglan to Usk 6.0
A470—Cardiff-Merthyr Road, Stage I (Tongwynlais-Nantgarw) 2.75
A48—Morriston By-Pass 4.4
A470—Cardiff-Merthyr Road, Stage II (Nantgarw-Glyntaff) 3.75
A449—New road from Usk to Newport (Coldra) 7.6
A40—Carmarthen Diversion, Section "C" 1.3
A465—Glyn Neath By-Pass 5.7
A470—Cardiff-Merthyr Road, Stage III (Glyntaff-Abercynon) 4.25
A483—Wrexham By-Pass 4.0

There will in addition be a small mileage of additional dual carriageways on roads for which local authorities are responsible.

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