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A1-M1 Link

Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate has been made of the number of vehicles that will divert to the A1-M1 link daily once it is completed;(2) what is his Department's current estimate of the number of heavy goods vehicles which will use the A1-M1 link daily when it is completed.

Traffic flows on the M1-A1 link road are predicted to be in the following ranges:

Vehicles per day (thousands)
All vehiclesHeavy goods vehicles
Ml-M6 to Rothwell12–173–4
Rothwell to Kettering27–324–5
Kettering Southern Bypass20–253–5
Kettering to Thrapston12–172–4
Thrapston to A112–183–4
A1 to A14 (A604)19–254–5

asked the Secretary of State for Transport on what date his Department originally announced the alternative routes for the A1-M1 link in Northamptonshire.

Public comment was invited on four alternative route corridors in October 1974. The preferred route was announced in August 1975.