HC Deb 27 October 1967 vol 751 cc584-5W
Mr. Jopling

asked the Minister of Transport what stretches of the A1 road between London and Newcastle remain single carriageway; what are the mileages involved in each case; and when work to make these stretches dual carriageways is expected to commence and be completed in each case.

Mr. Carmichael

The information is as follows:

Target Dates
Location (County) Length Start Finish
North end of Stamford By.Pass to South Witham (Rutland and Kesteven) 7.5 miles Mid 1968 Mid 1970
Long Bennington (Kesteven) By-Pass 2.5 miles January, 1967 January, 1970
North of Long Bennington to Shire Bridge (Kesteven) 1.42 miles March, 1968 December, 1968
Shire Bridge to south end of Newark By.Pass (Nottinghamshire) 1.75 miles September, 1969 March, 1971
Aycliffe to Birley By.Pass (Durham) 20 miles Several small schemes to dual nine miles between Chester.le.Street to Croxdale either under construction, programmed or to be programmed. The remainder will await the opening of the Durham Motorway

Note: This length of A.1 will be superseded by the Durham Motorway when opened in 1969.

(a) Aycliffe-Bradbury 5.5 miles Opened October, 1967
(b) Bradbury-Bowburn 6.6 miles In progress December, 1968
(c) Bowburn-Carrville 4.7 miles In progress May, 1969
(d) Chester-le-Street 5.5 miles November, 1967 November, 1969