§ 29. Mr. Patrick McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the future of the bypass programme.
§ Mrs. Chalker
The trunk road programme includes 160 specific bypasses, diversions and relief road schemes which are either under construction or in preparation. Many other schemes, such as the London orbital motorway, the M25, will relieve a number of other communities from the through traffic. When the programme is complete, all but a handful of historic towns on trunk roads will have been relieved of significant through traffic.