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Trunk Road Programme (Bypasses)

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the relative priorities of the Auchinleck/Cumnock, New Cummock and Maybole bypasses in the trunk road programme; and if he will give an approximate date for the expected start of each part of the process, including construction.

Preliminary reports have been received for all these schemes. Otherwise, they are in a very early state of technical and procedural preparation, and it is unrealistic to predict now dates for the various stages of the preparatory work and procedures. Existing commitments on major strategic routes suggest that a start of work before 1985 is unlikely.