§ 54. Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the diversion of A.77 round the eastern end of Prestwick Airport will be completed.
§ Mr. Rankin
Has any attempt been made to estimate how this diversion will affect the traffic now carried across the level crossing of the extended runway at Prestwick?
§ Mr. Macpherson
Roughly speaking, it is thought that it will be likely to take about half the traffic when it is completed. I should point out that as the diversion is to be a double carriageway, it does not follow that it will not be able to take traffic until it is completed, although I cannot tell the hon. Gentleman how soon it will be able to take traffic.
§ Sir T. Moore
Does my hon. Friend appreciate that if the completion of this diversion can be expedited, it will go a long way to meeting the feelings of disappointment created by the Government's failure to construct a tunnel under the runway?