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Trunk Roads

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

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asked the Minister of Transport when he expects work to start on the following trunk road projects (a) the A69 Greenhead diversion, (b) the A69 Rosehill-Plaine road, (c) the A69 Bardon Mill bypass, (d) the A69 Haltwhistle bypass, (e) the A696 Kenton to Ponteland road and (f) the A696 Ponteland bypass.

We are reviewing the timing of schemes in the trunk road programme as part of our commitment to contain public expenditure. Revised proposals will be published in a White Paper in the new year and it will then be possible to give an indication of possible starting dates for trunk road projects.