HC Deb 18 December 2001 vol 377 cc227-8W
Mr. Clifton-Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will list the major existing road schemes in the Local Transport Settlement that are due to be carried out in 2002–03; which additional schemes have been(a) postponed because work is still progress and (b) rejected; and which authorities will receive the additional funding provided for road maintenance in 2002–03. [23987]

Ms Keeble

Work is planned to start during the financial year 2002–03 on the following local major road schemes accepted for funding in previous year's Local Transport Settlements. The exact timing of the work is the responsibility of the relevant local authority and may depend on the satisfactory completion of any remaining statutory procedures. Construction work on a further 32 schemes is already in progress.

  • Baldock Bypass— Hertfordshire
  • Nar-Ouse Regeneration Project—Norfolk
  • >South Lowestoft Relief Road—Suffolk
  • W. Thurrock Regeneration Ring Road—Thurrock
  • Arlesey Bridge Replacement— Bedfordshire
  • A142 Fordham Bypass—Cambridgeshire
  • A1073 Spalding to Eye Improvement— Lincs/Peterborough
  • A617 Mansfield Ashfield Regeneration Route— Nottinghamshire
  • Eastern Transport Corridor—Darlington
  • A689 Sedgefield to Wynard Improvement—Durham
  • Bridgefoot Environmental Enhancement—Warrington
  • East Kent Access Phase 1— Kent
  • Semington to Melksham— Wiltshire
  • NW Taunton Package– Somerset
  • Cradley Heath Town Centre— Sandwell
  • A53 Hodnet Bypass— Shropshire
  • Barford Bypass— Warwickshire
  • Rugby Western Bypass— Warwickshire
  • Biddulph Inner Bypass— Staffordshire
  • Rugeley Bypass— Staffordshire
  • Coalfields Link Road Phases 2 and 3—Barnsley
  • Glasshoughton Coalfields Link Road—Wakefield.

Of the 45 bids for new local major schemes for which bids were received this year, 15 have been provisionally accepted subject to the satisfactory completion of all remaining statutory procedures; the following 25 require further work before a decision can be reached:

  • A165 Reighton Bypass— N. Yorkshire
  • A171 Burniston/Cloughton Bypass— N. Yorkshire
  • Al9 Shipton/Beningbrough Bypass— N. Yorkshire
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  • A228 Leybourne and West Mailing Bypass— Kent
  • A24 Horsham-Capel Improvement— W. Sussex
  • A260 Hawkinge Bypass—Kent
  • A350 Westbury Bypass—Wiltshire
  • A36 Codford-Heytesbury Improvement—Wiltshire
  • A38/A390 Link Dobwalls—Cornwall
  • A391 Corridor—Cornwall
  • A418 improvements inlcuding a Rowsham Bypass— Buckinghamshire
  • A418 Wing Bypass—Buckinghamshire
  • A57 Cadishead Way—Salford
  • A605 Stanground Bypass—Peterborough
  • A61 Killingshall Bypass—N. Yorkshire
  • A684 Leeming/Aiskew/Bedale Bypass—N. Yorkshire
  • Ashton Northern Bypass (phase 2)—Tameside
  • Botley Bypass—Hampshire
  • Central Route— Sunderland
  • Chickenhall Lane Link Road—Hampshire
  • East Middlesbrough Corridor—Middlesbrough
  • Northern Gateway Stage 2—North Tyneside
  • Roscommon Way Extension—Essex
  • Wylye Valley Relief Road—Wiltshire
  • Al SE Northumberland Link Road (Central Section)— Northumberland.

The following four were rejected:

  • A52 Grantham East-West Bypass— Lincolnshire A
  • 182 East Durham Link Road— Durham
  • Central Somerset Access Package— Somerset
  • East Middlesbrough Transport Corridor— Middlesbrough.

No decision has yet been announced on the following scheme which is being considered as part of the South East Manchester Multi Modal Study: Alderley Edge Bypass— Cheshire

The following local authorities will receive the additional £10 million provided for road maintenance in 2002–03:

  • Birmingham
  • Wolverhampton
  • Brighton and Hove
  • Cheshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Warwickshire
  • Oldham
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Coventry
  • Thurrock
  • Stockport
  • Poole
  • Bournemouth.

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