§ Mr. Hooson
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the approximate estimated cost of the Llanidloes Bypass; and what is the extent of the traffic congestion which it is supposed to relieve.
§ Mr. Barry Jones
Approximately £1 million. The practical capacity of the existing trunk road through Llanidloes is around 6,000 vehicles per day; the forecast traffic flow in the present design year 1995 is around 8,300 vehicles daily. More than half the traffic passing through Llanidloes does not call there. Construction of the bypass will improve the environment of this historic town by removing this through traffic from its residential and shopping streets.