HC Deb 03 July 2000 vol 353 c87W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to integrate the A130 into a second London orbital road; and if he will make a statement. [128617]

Mr. Hill

The A130 forms a major North-South route through Essex linking the towns of Great Dunmow and Chelmsford with South East Essex and Basildon. It carries a substantial volume of traffic, passing through communities with consequent environmental and safety problems for the residents.

The A130 Improvement, South of Chelmsford, is being constructed as a local bypass for some of these communities and to relieve them of the effects of the traffic. It is not intended that this or any length of the A130 should become part of a second London orbital road.