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Trunk Road Improvements

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the expenditure on trunk road improvements in each of the last five years in Nithsdale, and Annan and Eskdale district councils, respectively; and what is the forecast expenditure in the next five years, scheme by scheme.

Records of trunk expenditure are not maintained by district and the information requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The following information relates to Dumfries and Galloway region.

Financial YearExpenditure on New Construction and Improvements £ million
1982–837·181
1983–845·590
1984–8511·263
1985–8611·110
1986–878·793
Schemes costing over £1 million in progressForecast Expenditure in next five years £ million
A75 Bridge of Dee Diversion0·355
A75 Annan Bypass12·870
A75 Ringford Bypass1·700
Schemes costing over £1 million expected to start in the next five yearsTotal Estimated Cost1 £ million
A701 Ae Bridge1·010
A75 Carrutherstown to Helland2·150
A75 Castle Douglas Bypass3·880
A75 Dervaird Loch to Barlae2·440
A75 Dumfries Bypass10·350
A75 Dunragit Bypass2·820
A75 Glenluce Bypass3·800
A75 Halfway House to Shennanton2·360
A75 The Glen Improvement4·700
A76 Carronbridge Bypass1·280
A76 Kirkconnel and Sanquhar Bypass6·560
1 Start dates for trunk road schemes are subject to a number of uncertainties, including the satisfactory completion of statutory procedures. No confident estimate can therefore be given for the portion of expenditure on these schemes falling in the period to 31 March 1992, and total scheme costs are given instead.
In addition to the forecast expenditure on major schemes, there will be some expenditure on smaller improvements costing less than £1 million, but the amount cannot be predicted at present.