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Motorways

Volume 649: debated on Monday 13 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport if he will state, giving the mileage in respect of each, those motorways or lengths of motorways for which no line had yet been proposed, a draft scheme had been published, a scheme had been made, tenders had been invited, a contract had been placed, those which were under construction, and those which were in use, respectively, as at 31st October.

Following is the information requested:

Motorways in use
Miles
London-Birmingham73¾
Preston By-pass
Lancaster By-pass11½
Ross Spur20½
Maidstone By-pass
Maidenhead By-pass6
Doncaster By-pass15
Stretford-Eccles By-pass
(Classified Motorway built by Lancashire County Council)
Motorways under construction
Birmingham-Preston78½
Birmingham-Bristol (Lydiate Ash to Twyning)28
Stevenage By-pass
Medway Motor Road25
London-South Wales
Chiswick to Langley Part I2
Slough By-pass5
Severn Bridge (foundation)
Contract placed
Darlington By-pass (Bridges)
Tenders invited
None
Scheme made
Miles
Preston-Lancaster13
London-Yorkshire Part II (Crick to Doncaster)86
Darlington-Barton By-pass10
London-South Wales
Chiswick-Langley12
Severn Bridge and Approaches
Newport By-pass
Port Talbot By-pass
Midland Links Dunston to Castle Bromwich26
Draft Scheme published
Sheffield-Leeds Spur34
Durham Motorway21
Hendon Motorway (Page Street to Brockley4
London-South Wales Tormarton to Almondsbury11½
High Wycombe By-pass13
Midland Links
Lydiate Ash to Great Barr16
Castle Bromwich to Catthorpe29
Line not yet publishedApproximate Lengths
Miles
Lancaster-Penrith36
Penrith By-pass6
Penrith-Carlisle20
Lancashire-Yorkshire Motorway50
Birmingham-Bristol (Twyning to East Brent)68
London-South Wales
Maidenhead to Tormarton80
Crick to Newport9
London-Birmingham
Aldenham-Brockley4
London-Crawley25
London-Basingstoke34
London-Bishop's Stortford32
Baldock By-pass6
Ditton By-pass5