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Motorway Schemes

Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1965

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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 motorway 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, which were under construction, and which were in use, respectively, as at 31st October.

The following is the position as at 31st October:

Motorways in Use
M.1 (including M.10)London-Yorkshire—Miles
Aldenham-Crick73
Crick-Markfield26¾
M.2Medway Motor Road25¼
M.4London-South Wales—
Slough By-pass
Maidenhead By-pass6
Chiswick-Langley13
M.5Bristol-Birmingham—
Lydiate Ash-Twyning26
M.6Birmingham-Preston-Carlisle—
Dunston-Preston78¼
Preston By-pass8
Preston-Lancaster13¼
Lancaster By-pass11½
M.50Ross Spur21½
A. 1(M)Doncaster By-pass15½
Stevenage By-pass7
Darlington-Barton By-pass13
A.20(M)Maidstone By-pass
M.62Stretford-Eccles By-pass (Classified motorway built by Lancs. C.C.)6
M.5Filton By-pass (Classified motorway built by Glos. C.C.)
358½
Motorways under Construction
M.1London-Yorkshire—
Page Street-Edgware Bury Lane (Hendon motorway)
Edgware Bury Lane-Aldenham4
Brockley Interchange
Markfield-Lockington12½
Sandiacre-Nuthall6
Nuthall-Pinxton
Pinxton-Barlborough14¼
East Ardsley-Stourton
Tinsley Viaduct¾
Aston-Tinsley (including part of Thurcroft Link)
Wakefield-East Ardsley
Lockington-Sandiacre
M.4London-South Wales—
Almondsbury-Hambrook
Almondsbury Interchange
Hambrook-Tormarton8
Severn Bridge and Approaches
M.5Midland Motorway Links—
Lydiate Ash-Quinton6
M.6Midland Motorway Links—
Darlaston-Shareshill6
Shareshill-Dunston
Motorways under construction (cont.)
Miles
A.1(M)Baldock By-pass
A.1(M)Durham Motorway—
Aycliffe-Bradbury (including Bridges)
A.40(M)High Wycombe By-pass—
Stokenchurch-Handy Cross8
128
Contracts Placed
M.1London-Yorkshire: Barlborough Morthen7
7
Tenders Invited
A.40(M)High Wycombe By-pass—
Handy Cross-Burkes Road, excluding Loudwater Viaduct
Schemes Made
M.1London-Yorkshire—
Morthen-Doncaster By-pass
Meadowhall-Wakefield19
Fiveways Corner½
Section of Thurcroft Link1
M.6Midland Motorway Links—
Catthorpe-Darlaston41¾
M.5Midland Motorway Links—
South of Quinton-Great Barr10
M.6Birmingham-Preston-Carlisle-Penrith By-pass8
A.1(M)Durham Motorway—
Bradbury-Chester-le-Street16½
A.40(M)High Wycombe By-pass—
Handy Cross-Burkes Road, Loudwater Viaduct only¼
M.5Birmingham-Bristol—
South of Strensham-East of Almondsbury41
Cribbs Causeway-Easton-in-Gordano6
Easton-in-Gordano - East Brent20½
M.62Lancashire-Yorkshire—
Worsley-Moss Moor17
Moss Moor-Outlane
Outlane-Lofthouse19½
M.6Birmingham-Preston-Carlisle—
West of Killington Reservoir-South of Hackthorpe21
237¾
Draft Scheme Published
M.3London-Basingstoke39¾
M.4London-South Wales—
Liddington-Tormarton30
A.40(M)Beaconsfield & Gerrards Cross By-pass
M.6Birmingham-Preston-Carlisle—
Carlisle By-pass7
East of Carnforth-West of Killington Reservoir15
Penrith-Carlisle12¼
Miles
M.61Preston-Manchester—
Preston By-pass-North of Westhoughton13
M.62Lancashire - Yorkshire: Lofthouse-A.110½
A.20(M)Ditton By-pass
141½
Line not yet Published
M.1London-Yorkshire—
Page Street-North Circular2
M.4London-South Wales—
Maidenhead-Liddington47
M.11London-Bishop's Stortford32
M.23London-Crawley27
M.61Preston-Manchester—
North of Westhoughton-Manchester
M.56North Cheshire Motorway26
Sharston By-pass
A.1(M)Birtley By-pass
Blackfell-White Mare Pool (Classified motorway to be built by Durham C.C.)
151¾