HC Deb 25 October 1973 vol 861 cc682-3W
Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now re-examine the decision to put greater emphasis on the improvement of principal and urban road systems rather than a continuous and radical upgrading of the main trunk roads.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The balance of expenditure as between trunk and principal roads is kept under continuous review, taking account of new demands such as those associated with North Sea oil developments. It has been found possible to do this without interfering with the principal road programme.

Mr. Brewis

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list those trunk and principal road schemes costing over £250,000, giving the estimated cost of each, which were added to the forward road programme during the six months ended 30th September 1973.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The schemes listed below were added to the firm programme of principal road schemes during the six months ended 30th September 1973.

Total estimated cost £m
A947 Bucksburn to Stoneywood, Aberdeenshire 0.4
A94 Brechin Bypass, Angus 1.1
A929 Gateside, Angus 0.3
A929 Powrie Brae, Angus 0.5
A83 Ardilligan-Stonefield, Argyllshire 0.3
A886 Strachur-Leanach, Argyllshire 0.4
A848 Tobermory-Salen, Stage I, Argyllshire 0.3
A71 Galston Bypass, Ayrshire 0.3
A814 Rhu-Rhu Pier, Dunbartonshire 0.5
A92 St. Michael's Inn-Comerton House, Fife 0.3
A86 Mov Bridee-InverDattack Hotel Inverness-shire 0.5
A887 Invermoriston Road, Inverness-shire 0.6
A859 Cean an Ora-Loch na Ciste, Inverness-shire 0.5
A94 Redmyres-Candy, Kincardineshire 0.8
A755 Kirkcudbright Bridge 0.5
A776 East Kilbride Expressway, Stage IV, Lanarkshire 1.6
A721 Carluke High Street Bypass, Lanarkshire 0.3
A71 Calders Bypass, Midlothian 1.3
A71/A899 Bankton Interchange-Livingston New Town, Midlothian 0.4
A94 Damhead Bridge, Perthshire 0.3
A832 Gorstan-Loch Luichart Power Station, Ross and Cromarty 0.4
A6091 Melrose Bypass, Stage II, Roxburghshire 0.7
A801 Bowhouse-Boghead, Stage I, Stirlingshire/West Lothian (joint scheme) 1.7
A836 Bettyhill-Tongue, Sutherland 0.7
* Bo'ness Grangemouth, Stage I, West Lothian 0.4
A970 Lerwick-Voe, Zetland 0.3
A956 Wellington Road, Aberdeen 0.5
* John Street-Station Road, Ayr 0.3
A814 Hamilton Street-Whitecrook Street, Clydebank 0.6
A930 Broughty Ferry Road, Dundee 0.3
* Inner Ring Road, Falkirk 2.5
A82 Great Western Road, Stage II, Glasgow 1.9
A726 Nitshill Road: Cleeves Road-Wiltenburn Road. Glasgow 0.4
A742 Branchton Road, Greenock 0.3
* Inner Relief Road, Kirkcaldy 0.8
A8 West Lodge-Fyfe Shore, Port Glasgow 1.0
* Potential principal roads; still to be given route numbers.

No Schemes were added to the firm programme of major trunk road schemes in Scotland during this period.

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