§ Sir Eldon Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects work on the A11 Red Lodge bypass to start; and what arrangements are being made about the timing of a new A45/A11 connector road.
§ Mr. Atkins
Selected contractors are currently preparing bids for the construction of the A11 Red Lodge bypass. Work is expected to commence in early autumn this year. My Department has no proposals to construct a new link road between the A45 and A11.
Draft proposals have also been published which would provide a second carriageway for the A11 between Red Lodge and the A45. Further progress on this scheme depends on the outcome of statutory procedures.