§ 99. Mr. Hare
asked the Minister of Transport the number of square yards of increased road surface made available, at what expense and at what number of man hours per square yard, as a result of road improvements in the last six months on the Wickham Market-Saxmundham road and 319W the Needham Market-Bury St. Edmunds road, respectively, carried out on instructions from his Department.
§ Mr. Barnes
Reconstruction work on the Wickham Market-Saxmundham Road involves re-aligning, strengthening and resurfacing at an estimated cost of £120,000. Surfacing work has only just started and £58,900 has so far been expended. 10,680 square yards are to be added to the carriageway and to date the cost per square yard of the widening is 18s. 7d. and the man hours 2¼. On the Needham Market-Bury St. Edmunds Road improvement of a vertical sight line is being carried out on the Needham Market-Stowmarket section. On the Stowmarket-Woolpit section the reconstruction work is estimated to cost £50,000. No surfacing work has yet been started and expenditure so far is £11,200. The work includes adding 3,580 square yards to the carriageway and to date the cost per square yard of the widening is 17s. 11d. and the man hours 2¼.