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Bypass (Leadenham)

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what is the latest estimate of the cost of constructing a bypass around the north of the village of Leadenham;(2) what is the latest estimate of the cost of constructing a relief road or roads through the village of Leadenham.

The latest estimated cost of constructing a bypass to the north of Leadenham is £3·0 million at 1984 prices. This should not be compared with earlier figures, as the draft plans have been reviewed in the light of the latest data and standards. The estimated cost of constructing a relief road through Leadenham is £2·9 million at 1984 prices.

asked the Secretary of State for Transport what information is available to his Department about road accidents on the A17 in the vicinity of Leadenham and casualties arising in each of the last 15 years; and if he will make a statement.

The information readily available is based on the Department's computer record which contains accident data on the A17, two miles either side of Leadenham for the last three years as follows:

Number of accidentsNumber of casualties
1981814
19821013
1983715
I have already promised to let the hon. Member have further information about accidents when it has been received.