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Dumfries Bypass

Volume 116: debated on Monday 11 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress is being made in the preparations of the Dumfries bypass; and when he expects the contract to be let.

Discussions are taking place to try to resolve outstanding objections to the draft trunk road orders, which were published in November 1986. A draft compulsory purchase order will be published this summer.

If the statutory procedures can be completed without the need for a public local inquiry, I would expect the contract to be let in summer 1988.