§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) in what financial year funds will be allocated for the Gala-foot Bridge over the River Tweed; what will be its cost; and when he estimates the bridge will be open to traffic;
(2) in what financial year he has allocated funds for the reconstruction of the A6091 road between the A7 and A68; what will be the cost; and when he estimates work will be completed, in view of the recommendation of the Johnson-Marshall Plan that it should be as soon as possible.29W
§ Mr. Ross
Funds are now available to grant-aid the building of the bridge at Galafoot. This will be the first part of a new road link between A7 and A68, to replace the present A6091 as a principal road, and the timing of the construction of this road will be related to the programming of broader developments in the area. The new bridge is expected to cost about £.25 million, out of a total cost of some £1.5 million for the link road.