HC Deb 02 March 1992 vol 205 cc60-1W
Mr. John Butterfill

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make a statement on the expenditure and improvement of road services within and to Bournemouth since 1987, including those improvements currently under way or approved.

Mr. Chope

The following major improvement schemes have been completed by the local highway authority Dorset county council, in each case with the assistance of 50 per cent. transport supplementary grant from central Government.

Scheme Cost £ million
Wessex Way, Bournemouth 9.13
Winton and Moordown Relief Road 6.86
Holes Bay Road, Poole 11.93

No major trunk road improvement schemes have been carried out in the Bournemouth area since 1987. However, there are four schemes in the national programme at various stages of preparation:

Scheme Estimated cost £ million
A31 Ashley Heath Grade Separated Junction 8.1
A31 Ringwood-Ashley Heath Improvement 3.8
A31 to Mannings Heath Relief Road 28.4
Poole Harbour Bridge Replacement 21.0

In addition, the Department of Transport has carried out a number of small improvements to the A31 in the Bournemouth area. This includes one at Ashley Heath roundabout (£150,000) and approximately £0.5 million on other improvements.

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