asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of (a) motorway and (b) other trunk road were opened or will be opened in each year from 1970 to 1981; and how many miles are expected to be opened in 1982.
The approximate lengths of motorways and of other new or improved trunk roads opened or expected to open in England are as follows (in miles):
|Year||Motorways||Other Trunk Roads|
(i) lengths include slip roads.
(ii) some schemes involve dualling or widening existing roads.
(iii) only schemes in the national programme (i.e. those costing over £1 million in present prices) have been included.