HC Deb 28 January 1981 vol 997 cc450-2W
Mr. Dudley Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish in the Official Report a list of all trunk road schemes started during 1980 and a list of schemes expected to start during 1981.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The lists below show the trunk road schemes in England on which work started during 1980 and the schemes in the current main programme on which it is hoped to start work during 1981 provided there are no unforeseen delays in the final stages of preparation.

We also hope to start at least some of the schemes shown in the reserve list for 1980 and 1981 in the White Paper "Policy for Roads: England 1980" (Cmnd. 7908), and possibly one or more urgent schemes in the 1982 main programme which will, after all, be ready this year. How much we can do will, however, depend on developments during the year, including the rate of inflation and progress on schemes already under way.

Schemes costing over £1 m. which started in 1980

M1 Widening in Hertfordshire

M25 London Orbital Road—

  • A10-M11 Contract 1
  • M11-A12 Contract 1
  • A12-A13 Contract 3
  • Yeoveney-Airport Spur
  • Chertsey-Wisley (Wisley Interchange)

M63 Stockport East/West By-Pass, Stages 4 and 5

M561 Stoak Interchange to A56 At Hoole (100‥ grant)*

A13 Newham, A13/A117 junction

A19 Billingham Diversion

A31 Wimborne By-Pass

A34 Kingsworthy-Bullington (Sutton Scotney By-Pass)

A52 Gamston-Lings Bar (100‥ grant)*

A120 Colchester Eastern By-Pass

Schemes costing over £1 m. expected to start in 1981

M25 London Orbital Road—

  • Chertsey-Wisley Stages 1 and 2
  • A10-M11 Contract 2
  • A10-M11 Contract 3
  • M11-A12 Contract 2 (Contract let)

M27 Chilworth-Hedge End—

  • Advance works
  • Stage 1
  • Stage 2

M54 Telford-M6—

  • Shifnal Section
  • Donington Section
  • Codsall Section
  • Featherstone Section

M65 Whitebirk-Burnley

  • Whitebirk-Hyndburn
  • Hyndburn-Huncoat Junction
  • Huncoat Junction-Burnley

M602 Salford Docks Relief Road (100% grant)* (Contract let)

A1 Belford By-Pass

A1 Berwick By-Pass

A17 West of Kings Lynn-County Boundary, Norfolk

A18 Brigg-Ulceby

A30 Popham-Bullington

A31 Bere Regis By-Pass (Contract let)

A38 Derby Ring Road

A40 Gloucester Northern By-Pass

A40 Hillington, West End Road

A40 Perivale Lane Grade Separated Junction

A45 Ipswich By-Pass—

  • Southern Section, East
  • Southern Section, West

A47 Blofield By-Pass

A56 Accrington Eastern By-Pass (Northern Section)

A63 South Docks Road Hull (Advance Earthworks)

A66 Bowes By-Pass

A249 Chestnut Street-Bobbing (100% grant)*

A339 Kingsclere By-Pass

A423 Dorchester-on-Thames By-Pass

A282 Dartford Tunnel Approach Road North improvement (100‥ grant)*

* Schemes carried out by local authorities on behalf of the Department at the Department's expense and which will form part of the trunk road system.

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