asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the inadequacy of the Perth-Inverkeithing road to meet the peak summer traffic, he will authorise improvements in this road to be completed in time for the opening of the Forth Road Bridge when the volume of such traffic will increase considerably.
No. I have decided that priority must be given to other trunk routes which at present carry much heavier commercial traffic. Except for some short sub-standard lengths A.90 is below capacity at present and I do not expect the increase in traffic which will occur when the bridge is opened to produce really serious overloading. We will continue to watch the position and we are preparing schemes for diversions at Cowdenbeath, Kinross and Glenfarg.