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New Roads

Volume 14: debated on Monday 30 November 1981

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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):

YearMotorwaysOther Trunk Roads
19707624
197120064
19723014
19736836
19746848
19759893
19767187
197750100
19783057
19794128
19803739
198136*59*
19828*31*
198352*76*
* Estimates.

Notes:

(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.