§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will make a statement on the improvements that are taking place, planned and proposed for the A1 road between Doncaster and Scotch Corner; and what is his estimate of the likely cost of these improvements.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
I have just announced that the Al between Dishforth and Scotch Corner will be widened to three lanes. This scheme brings the total value of our investment in the Al in Yorkshire to £126.2 million. A schedule of schemes from Bramham to Scotch Corner is as follows.
The need for improvements between Bramham and Scotch Corner is being examined as part of the east of Leeds study, on which I hope to make an announcement later this year.
In addition a programme of safety measures is currently in hand, which includes safety barriers, gap closures and improved signing.
A1 trunk road Improvements currently under construction £ million 1. Baldersby junction improvement 2.8 to be completed Summer 1987 2. Wetherby bypass (includes three junctions between Wetherby and Walshford) 11.8 to be completed Summer 1988 Improvements in preparation 1. Bramham to Wetherby 10.1 Planned start of works—1989 2. Wetherby to Dishforth 49.3 Planned start of works—1989 (four contracts, four year construction) 3. Dishforth interchange 6.2 Planned start of works—1988 4. Dishforth to Scotch Corner phase 1 Gatenby lane 1.5 Planned start of works—1990 5. Dishforth to Scotch Corner phase II junction improvements 14.5 Planned start of works—1991 6. Dishforth to Scotch Corner carriageway improvements 30.0 Planned start of works—1991 onwards Total value 126.2