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Roads (Detrunking)

Volume 928: debated on Monday 21 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport which roads have been detrunked in each of the past 10 years; how many miles in each case; whether each road detrunked was replaced by an alternative road which was trunked; and, in the case of each road, what major improvements had been identified but not carried out at the time of detrunking.

I regret the information is not available in the form requested. Since 1973–74 about 275 miles of road have been detrunked in England, in most cases following the opening of roughly corresponding lengths of newly constructed trunk road. No major identified improvements were outstanding on the superseded roads at the time of detrunking.