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Trunk Roads

Volume 35: debated on Wednesday 19 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport which trunk road schemes expected to start in 1982–83, for which provision was made in the Supply Estimates, will not now be able to start before the end of the financial year.

Of the 45 new schemes for which provision was made in the 1982–83 Supply Estimates (Class VI, I), I estimate that contracts will have been let before the end of the financial year on all but 13. A list of these is as follows. By contrast, however, the volume of work on other schemes started or under construction in 1982–83 will be significantly higher than indicated in the Supply Estimates.

Schemes not likely to start in 1982–83
Start of Works Expected
M25 Swanley-Sevenoaks, KentAutumn 1983
M63 Stretford Eccles improvement, Greater Manchester (two schemes)Winter 1983–84
Al Alnwick bypass, NorthumberlandWinter 1983–84
A20 Bexley, Sidcup bypass, Greater LondonSummer 1983
A27 Langstone flyover, HampshireWinter 1983–84
A34 Whitway diversion, HampshireSummer 1983
A35 Honiton link-A30, DevonWinter 1983–84
A43 Broughton Diversion, NorthamptonshireAutumn 1983
A56 Accrington Easterly bypass, Southern Section, LancashireSummer 1983
A57 Worksop Southern bypass, NottinghamshireSummer 1983
A69 Greenhead Diversion, NorthumberlandSpring 1983
A303 Andover-Thruxton, HampshireAutumn 1983