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Roads (Blackburn)

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 1 May 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he is able to give an assurance, from the traffic studies available to his Department, that the cancellation of the Whitebirk link road to the M6-M61 and the alternative strategy of upgrading the existing A6119-A677 north of Blackburn, will result in adequate provision for future traffic growth, and is not likely to cause a bottleneck in traffic flow.

Yes. The proposed new link between Whitebirk and M6-M61 has been cancelled because a motorway would not have attracted enough traffic to justify its construction. The A6119-A677 route, suitably improved, should cope with predicted traffic flows.