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Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made towards achieving the target of creating 100 new bypasses on trunk and local roads by 2010, as stated in his Department’s 2000 Transport 10 Year Plan; and which bypass road schemes were (a) started and (b) completed in each year since 2000. (232011)

The 10-year plan published in July 2000 set out a broad package of measures for improving transport. Over the 10-year period individual projects of the Highways Agency and local highway authorities would flow from the outcome of multi modal studies and decisions taken through regional transport strategies and local transport plans. Although the 10-year plan gave an indicative figure for bypasses this is not a target that the Government monitor performance against

On (a) the following list sets out the bypasses which have been started since 2000. On (b) I refer the hon. Member to the written answer I gave the hon. Member for Chipping Barnet (Mrs. Villiers) on 22 October 2008, Official Report, column 415W.


A27 Polegate Bypass

A43 Silverstone Bypass

A43 Whitfield Turn-Brackley Hatch Improvement

A43 M40-B4031 Dualling

Burntwood Bypass Phases 1, 2 and 3 Staffordshire

A6023 Denaby Main Diversion Doncaster

A428 Crick Bypass Northampton (developer funded)


A6 Great Glen Bypass

A6 Clapham Bypass

A66 Stainburn and Great Clifton Bypass

A500 Basford, Hough, Shavington Bypass

A650 Bingley Relief Road

A41 Aston Clinton Bypass

A151 Weston Bypass, Lincolnshire

C541 Addlethorpe Bypass and Bends Improvement, Lincolnshire

A143 Broome-Ellingham, Norfolk

A131 Great Leighs, Essex

A63 Selby Bypass


A5 Nesscliffe Bypass

A10 Wadesmill to Colliers End Bypass

A6 Rothwell-Desborough Bypass

A6 Rushden and Higham Ferrers Bypass

A6 Alvaston Improvement

Barnsley Coalfields Link Road (aka Shafton Bypass)

A53 Hodnett Bypass Shropshire

A4146 Stoke Hammond and Linslade bypass (Northern Link), Buckinghamshire

A527 Biddulp Inner Bypass Staffordshire

Wyre Piddle Bypass Worcestershire


A21 Lamberhurst Bypass

St. Clements Way Thurrock (aka West Thurrock Marshes Relief Road)

A350 Semington-Melksham Diversion Wiltshire

Mansfield Ashfield Regeneration Route, Nottinghamshire


A5 Weeford-Fazeley Improvement

A47 Thorney Bypass

A421 Great Barford Bypass

A607 Rearsby Bypass, Leicestershire

A167 Chilton Bypass, Durham

A158 Coastal Access Improvement Phase 1—Partney Bypass, Lincolnshire

A57 Cadishead Way (Brinell Drive to City Boundary), Salford

A505 Baldock Bypass, Herfordshire

Barnstaple Western Bypass, Devon

Cradley Heath Town Relief Road, Sandwell

Sheffield Northern Inner Relief Road Stage 2 (Northern Section)


A428 West Haddon Bypass, Northampton (developer funded)

South Lowestoft Relief Road, Suffolk

A142 Fordham Bypass, Cambridgeshire

A38 Northfield Regeneration Relief Road, Birmingham

Rugely Eastern Bypass Stage 2, Staffordshire

A4146 Stoke Hammond and Linslade Western Bypass, Buckinghamshire

Gloucester South West Bypass


A66 Carkin Moor to Scotch Corner Improvement

A590 High and Low Newton Bypass

A419 Blunsdon Bypass

A38 Dobwalls Bypass

A197 Pegswood Bypass, Northumberland

A1198 Papworth Everard Bypass, Cambridgeshire

A612 Gedling Integrated Transport Scheme, Nottinghamshire

A429 Barford Bypass, Warwickshire

A158/C541 Coastal Access Improvement Scheme, Phase 2—Burgh Le Marsh Bypass Lincolnshire

A165 Reighton Bypass, North Yorkshire

Ridgmont Bypass and Woburn Link Road, Bedfordshire


A3 Hindhead Improvement

A69 Haydon Bridge Bypass

Tunstall Northern Bypass, Stoke

Rugby Western Relief Road, Warwickshire

A47 Earl Shilton Bypass, Leicestershire

Bedford Western Bypass, Bedfordshire

Owen Street Level Crossing Relief Road, Sandwell

Selly Oak Relief Road, Birmingham

A595 Parton-Lillyhall Improvement

A58 Blackbrook Diversion, St. Helens, Merseyside


A1073 Spalding to Eye Improvement Scheme, Lincolnshire/Peterborough

B1115 Stowmarket Relief Road, Suffolk

A34 Alderley Edge and Nether Alderley Bypass, Cheshire (advanced works started in September 2008—main works due January 2009)

A628 Cudworth and West Green Bypass, Barnsley