§ Sir Hector Monro
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the major trunk road schemes on which work is expected to start in the next two years; and what is their total value.
§ Mr. Younger
The following schemes, valued at about £115 million, are planned to start in 1983–84.
Route Scheme No. Scheme A1 Musselburgh and Tranent Bypass, Stages* I and II A9 Dalreoch to Burnside* A9 Perth Western Bypass A9 Killiecrankie-Calvine Stage II* M74 Draffan to Millbank Stage I A75 Collin Diversion* A75 Bridge of Dee Diversion A75 Gatehouse of Fleet Bypass* A75 Creetown Bypass (A92) East Fife Regional Road Stage I A94 Laurencekirk Bypass A94 Scotston to Candy* A830 Kinsadel to Mallaig Stage I* A835 Maryburgh to Brahan* A929 Kingsway to Powrie* A929 Tealing to Tarbrax* A927 Kingsway, Dundee Stage II* * Previously announced for start in 1982–83 but delayed because of procedural and other difficulties.
As regards 1984–85, preparatory work is progressing as quickly as possible on several major schemes intended to start in that year. It is hoped that these will include bypasses of Ellon, Forres, Alness, Forfar and Annan, improvements in the Aberdeen and Dundee areas and further work on the M74 south of Glasgow.