HL Deb 14 December 1965 vol 271 cc690-6WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether an announcement about the further extension of the classified road programme to 1969–70 can now be made.


The provisional list of schemes costing over £100,000 each for 1969–70 outside London and the conurbations is set out below. These, together with one or two other schemes still under consideration, are estimated to cost about £36 million, towards which the, Government expect to contribute approximately £28 million.

As in previous years, my right honourable friend is asking the highway authorities concerned to confirm that they are ready to start work on the schemes in the year indicated and also that the estimated cost and other details already notified to me still hold good.

Inclusion of schemes in this list is without prejudice to the outcome of any necessary planning and land acquisition procedures, or to the acceptance, in some

Highway Authority Description of Scheme Estimated Cost (Grant Element) £
South Eastern Division
Portsmouth C.B.C Class I—Potential Inner Ring Road—Southern Section, Commercial Road (A.3) to Victoria Avenue. 800,000 (600,000)
Surrey C.C Class II—Smithambottom-Burgh Heath-Betchworth Road (B.2032), Pebblehill By-Pass between South Orbital Road and Maidstone-Guildford Road (A.25). 600,000 (360,000)
Kent C.C Class I—Maidstone-Chatham Road (A.229) between M.2. and A.20 (M). 1,000,000 (750,000)
East Sussex C.C A.21—Flimwell Diversion 550,000 (412,500)
Surrey C.C Class I—Guildford, Farnham-Alton Road (A.31), Dual carriageways from junction with B.3009 at Tongham to Puttenham Cross Roads (B.3000). 480,000 (360,000)
Surrey C.C Class I—London-Eastbourne Road (A.22), Godstone By-pass between South Orbital Road and the Maidstone-Guildford Road (A.25) to Godstone. 420,000 (315,000)
West Sussex C.C. (Worthing B.C.). Class I—London-Worthing Road (A.24), Reconstruction of Broadwater Bridge and Approaches, Worthing. 300,000 (225,000)
South Western Division
Devon C.C A.379—Teignmouth Central Area, new road, Potential Class I, £132,000, Potential Class III, £17,000. 149,000 (107,000)
Somerset C.C. (Yeovil T.C.) A.37—Kingston-Yeovil Through Route, Part II, Red Lion Inn-Fiveways. 150,000 (112,500)
Dorset C.C. (Poole T.C.) Potential Class I—Overbridge at level crossing, Poole Old Town, Stage I. 550,000 (412,500)
Plymouth C.B.C A.388—North Cross Roundabout, Stage I 650,000 (487,500)
Somerset C.C. (Weston-super-Mare T.C). A.371—Locking Moor Road-Windwhistle Road 250,000 (187,500)
South Midland Division
Salisbury City/Wilts City Relief Road—Stage II, Weeping Cross (A.30) to Castle Road (A.345). 380,000 (285,000)
Bucks C.C A.412—Dualling from Five points, Iver Heath to Denham Roundabout. 474,000 (355,500)
Bristol C.B.C Inner Circuit Road—Stage V, Colstone Avenue to Horsefair. 574,000 (430,500)
Gloucestershire C.C. Avonmouth-Aust Coast Road (B.4055) 387,000 (232,200)
Gloucester C.B.C Inner Relief Road—Part II, St. Oswald Road to BrutonWay. 300,000 (150,000)
Berkshire C.C. Wokingham Road (A.329)—Dualling 500,000 (375,000) Provisional
Berks C.C A.420—Cumnor and Botley By-Pass 750,000 (550,000)
Bristol C.B.C. and Gloucester C.C. Parkway—Stage I, Hambrook Spur (M.4) to Muller Road. 3,100,000 (2,325,000)

cases, of the potential classification indicated.

Classified road schemes costing under £100,000 each and those within London and the conurbations are programmed separately but it is expected that, overall, approximately £150 million worth of new classified road schemes will go ahead in 1969–70, towards which the Government plan to contribute some £108 million in grants.

Highway Authority Description of Scheme Estimated Cost (Grant Element) £
West Midland Division
Warwickshire C.C A.444—North of Bedworth By-Pass to Coton Arches, Nuneaton. 431,000 (323,250)
Shrewsbury B.C Potential Class II—Meole Island to the Column 513,000 (308,000)
Worcestershire C.C A.435—Station Road, Wythall to south of Gorcott Hill 1,300,000 (975,000)
Warwickshire C.C A.452—Kenilworth Western By-pass to Morlands Bridge (section between north of Balsall Common and Morlands Bridge. 433,000 (325,000)
North Western Division
Blackburn C.B.C Potential Class I—Internal Relief Road, Stage I 1,000,000 (750,000) Provisional
Ellesmere Port T.C Potential Class I—Rossmore Road to Oil Sites Road, Ellesmere Port, proposed new road. 1,200,000 (900,000)
Lancashire C.C. and Bolton C.B.C. Potential Class I—New link road from A.673 west of Bolton to M.61. 865,000 (649,000)
Warrington C.B.C A.49—Bridge Foot Flyover 450,000 (338,000)
Cheshire C.C Potential Class I—Nantwich town centre, Redevelopment, Stage I, of by-pass to town centre. 160,000 (120,000) Provisional
Lancashire C.C A.674—New link road from A.674 to M.61 400,000 (300,000)
Chester C.B.C A.56—Brook Street Improvement from Inner Ring Road (proposed north-east section) to Brook Street Bridge near Black Diamond Street. 250,000 (188,000)
Northern Division
Middlesbrough C.B.C. Northern Route and Tees Newport Bridge—Potential Class I. 1,142,000 (857,000)
Durham C.C. Durham City Through Road—Stage II, Elvet Bridge 180,000 (135,000)
Carlisle C.B.C Civic Centre—Caldew Bridge A.595 300,000 (225,000)
Middlesbrough C.B.C. Class I—Marton Road, Improvement 344,000 (258,000)
Durham C.C. Durham City Through Road—Stage III, A. 177 319,000 (239,000)
Durham C.C (Washington New Town). A. 182—Shiney Row Improvement 300,000 (225,000)
Durham C.C. (Washington New Town). B.1289—Hylton-Washington reconstruction 250,000 (150,000)
York and Humberside Division
Kingston-upon-Hull C.B.C. Potential Class I (part) and Class II (part)—Extension of Ferensway and Hessle Road to Myton Place and improvement of Hessle Road from Bean Street to Porter Street. 950,000 (712,500) Provisional
Sheffield C.B.C Potential Class I—Widening of Eyre Street from Furnival Street to St. Mary's Road. 200,000 (150,000)
Sheffield C.B.C A.61—Improvement at Wadsley Bridge 265,000 (199,000)
Rotherham C.B.C Potential Class I—Inner By-pass—Section 2 680,000 (510,000)
York C.B.C A.19—Gillygate Improvement 165,000 (123,000)
Doncaster C.B.C Potential Class I—Eastern Inner By-pass, Stage I 560,000 (420,000)
East Riding C.C A.1035—Hull Bridge Tickton Division 250,000 (187,500)
Lindsey C.C. A.161—Crowle Over Bridge 317,000 (238,000)
Highway Authority Description of Scheme Estimated Cost (Grant Element£)
East Midland Division
Nottingham C.B.C Eastern Sector, Inner Ring Bridge, Phase II 3,550,000 (2,663,000)
Leicestershire C.C A.50—Dualling between Glenfield and City Boundary 210,000 (158,000)
Lincoln C.B.C Inner Ring Road—Stage II 430,000 (322,000)
Northampton C.B.C. A.5123, A.50 and B.567—Improvement at Plough Hotel Junction. 300,000 (225,000)
Notts. C.C. and Mansfield B.C. (claiming authority). Inner Ring Road (Nottingham Road to Leeming Street) (A.60). 220,000 (165,000) Provisional
Eastern Division
Hertfordshire C.C Class I—Watford Central Area, Phase III 2,600,000 (1,950,000)
Essex C.C Class I—Chelmsford Inner Relief Road (Stage 2(b)) 306,000 (229,000)
Cambridgeshire C.C. A.130—Sawston By-pass (single 2L carriageway only) 180,000 (135,000)
Gt. Yarmouth C.B.C. A.47—Fullers Hill and Bure Bridge 187,000 (140,000)
Hertfordshire C.C A.1010—Waltham Cross Link Road 524,000 (393,000)
Norwich C.B.C A.47—Foundry Bridge Junction 340,000 (255,000)
Essex C.C Class II—Inner Ring Road, Colchester-southern leg from Lexden Road to Osborne Street. 1,120,000 (672,000)
Hertfordshire C.C A.412—Uxbridge Road Rickmansworth, widening 236,000 (177,000)
Essex C.C (Borough of Colchester). A.133—Greenstead Roundabout to Glengoe Hill 520,000 (390,000)

House adjourned at twenty-eight minutes before eight o'clock.