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Road Communications

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 16 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in view of the bridgebuilding now in progress in north-east Scotland, if he will now announce the details of his plans to improve the relevant roads and co ordinate them with the new bridges there.

I am not aware of any bridge building now in progress in north-east Scotland which calls for coordination of road plans with the new bridges. North of the Forth Road Bridge I am giving priority to the reconstruction of the Perth/Inver-keithing Trunk Road (A.90), because it carries heavy traffic which will increase when the Forth Road Bridge is open and because it serves a number of traffic movements, e.g., to Perth, to Inverness and the North and to Aberdeen by the favoured route via Forfar. Traffic to the Tay Road Bridge would proceed by the improved A.90 to Milnathort and then by A.91 and A.914 to Newport. Traffic from Kirkcaldy and the surrounding area would proceed to Newport by A.92 and A.914.