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Bedford Western Relief Road

Volume 977: debated on Tuesday 29 January 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport (1) why the work on the A5140 Marston Moretaine bypass received priority over the Bedford western relief road (A6) in view of the traffic congestion in Bedford;

  • (2) why the work on the A418 Ampthill bypass has received priority over the Bedford western relief road (A6) in view of Bedford's traffic difficulties;
  • (3) whether he will bring forward the Bedford western relief road (A6) owing to the congestion of traffic and pressure of heavy vehicles already apparent in Bedford.
  • Bedford western relief road, Ampthill bypass and Marston Moretaine bypass are all schemes for which Bedfordshire county council is responsible as local highway authority. The relative priorities of schemes in the county highways programme are for the county council to determine.