The Earl of Selkirk
asked Her Majesty's Government:
- (i) Whether the Wimborne By-pass is intended to be part of the Folkestone-Honiton road;
- (ii) how long ahead of schedule Robert McAlpine were able to complete the by-pass for public use;
- (iii) whether the cost was within the tendered price.
§ The Earl of Avon
The Wimborne By-pass forms part of the Folkestone-Honiton trunk road. The contractor is Sir Alfred McAlpine & Son (Southern) Ltd., and the by-pass was opened to traffic on 25th September, some six months ahead of schedule. Some work is still outstanding and until it is completed the final cost will not be known. It is not, however, expected to exceed the tender price, suitably adjusted to allow for inflation.