§ Mr. Emery
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in the stretch of road from the end of the M3 and the joining of the A303 to the M5 at Exeter, how many miles of road are now dual carriageway. how many miles are now under construction or development to dual carriageway. how many miles are planned for dual carriageway, how many miles not planned for dual carriageway are considered to have had major development carried out, are having major development carried out and are planned to have major development carried out; and how many miles of road will neither have dual carriageway nor major development carried out nor planned to be carried out.
§ Mr. Carmichael
Following is the information:
Existing Dual Carriageway—22.4 miles.Dual Carriageway Under Construction—13.6 miles.Planned improvements Probably to Dual Carriageway Standard—73.7 miles.
The design standard of some of the schemes now planned has not yet been finally decided, but assuming the continuing availability of funds and that they are all built to dual carriageway standard, there should be no sections of single carriageway remaining along this stretch of road by the mid-1980s.