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Road Programme (Schemes)

Volume 644: debated on Wednesday 12 July 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will issue a list of schemes under the road pro

Estimated Completion DateEstimated Total Cost
North Cheshire Section (Birmingham-Preston Motorway)August, 19639,913,000
Lancashire Section (Birmingham-Preston Motorway)June, 196317,364,000
Medway Motor RoadApril, 196313,141,000
*Medway Bridge (Mcdway motor road)April, 19632,461,000
Slough By-passApril, 19634,769,000
Severn Bridge (substructure)May, 19631,753,000
Trunk Roads:
A.1—Widening through Girtford, BedfordshireOctober, 1962365,000
A.4—Henley's Corner to Cranford Lane, MiddlesexApril, 1962236,000
A. 13—Widening New Road, Rainham, EssexOctober, 1962447,000
A.23—Widening between railway bridge and Hooley Lane, Redhill, SurreyAugust, 1962128,000
A.34—Stafford Boundary to Strongford Bridge, Part IV (Milestone 2½ to Strongford Bridget, Staffs.October, 1962344,000
A.38—Lichfield to Burton, Part II (Alrewas to Wychnor Farm), Staffs.October, 1962447,000
A.38—Lichfield to Burton, Part III (Wychnor Farm to Barton Turn), Staffs.May, 1962148,000
A.59—Northeastwards from Lancashire County Boundary including diversion at Sawley Brow, West RidingSeptember, 1962214,000
A. 1079—Kexby Bridge Diversion, East RidingDecember, 1962142,000
Classified Roads: Urban Areas:
Watford, St. Alban's Road Railway Bridge (Hertfordshire C.C.)Summer, 1963270,000
Exeter, Inner Relief Road, Section 3 (Exeter C.B.C.)October, 1962394,000
Exeter, High Street, dual carriageways (Exeter C.B.C.)June, 1961251,000
Bristol, Inner Circuit Road, Part 3 (Bristol C.B.C.)Autumn, 1961276,000
Swindon, New Road in Town Centre, Fleming Way (Swindon B.C.)May, 1963315,000
Hull, Elimination of Hessle Road level crossing (Hull C.B.C.)January, 1963812,000
Sheffield, New road west of the Moor (Sheffield C.B.C.)December, 1961339,000
*Birmingham, Coventry Road, underpass at "The Swan", South Yardley (Birmingham C.B.C.)June, 19641,172,000
Classified Roads: Elsewhere:
A. 129—Construction of Rayleigh Spur Road (Essex C.C.)May, 1963392,000
A.249—Detling By-pass (Kent C.C.)Summer, 1962369,000
Guildford, Quarry Street Relief Road (Surrey C.C.)February, 1962156,000
A.374—Heskyn Hill Diversion (Cornwall C.C.)October, 1961135,000
* Work started during period July-December, 1960, not previously reported.

asked the Minister of Transport if he will list the schemes, with lengths and particulars of each, authorised or about to be authorised for development of the following ring routes of London, namely, North Circular Road, South Circular Road, North Orbital Road and South Orbital Road.

A.406, North Circular Road

Preparation of the following major schemes costing over £¼ million has been authorised.

gramme, costing over £100,000, which were started in the six months ended 30th June, 1961, with estimated completion date and total cost of each.

The schemes are:Brent Cross Flyover—3-tier flyover to provide separate levels for A.406, A.41 and turning traffic.Bowes Road to Great North Way—Duplication of 3½ miles of carriageway.Silver Street diversion—Construction of dual carriageways on new alignment, three-quarters of a mile in length.Detailed consideration is now being given to the standard to which this road is to be improved and the correct order of priority of the further schemes needed.

South Circular Road

This is a classified road for which the London County Council are the improvement authority. No major schemes are planned to start within the next 5 years.

A.405, North Orbital Road

The preparation of the following major scheme has recently been authorized—
Green Lanes to northern intersection of A.1 and A.405—Construction of dual carriageways, improvements of junctions and construction of a subway on one-half mile of road.
A pre-Order survey has recently been authorised to fix the line of the North Orbital Road from the Northern approaches of the Dartford/Purfleet Tunnel to A.12.

South Orbital Road

A pre-Order survey has recently been authorised to fix the line of the South Orbital Road from the Southern approaches of the Dartford/Purfleet Tunnel to A.224.