§ Mr. MacGregor
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the major road schemes controlled by the Eastern Road Construction Unit now 331W under construction or in the road programme, with current starting dates, and the previous starting date prior to the recent changes in the road programme as a whole.
§ Mr. Horam
Recent decisions on the road programme related only to the timing of schemes due to start during 1977–78, and resulted in delays of up to six months for those schemes. The start dates of all schemes controlled by Eastern RCU are now expected to be as follows:
Start Date M1 Hendon urban motorway interchange (u) M11 contrast 1 (u) A1(M) Cecil Road Roestock (u) A34 Chilton Drayton bypass (u) A40 Witney bypass (u) A45 Newmarket—Bury St. Edmunds (u) A45 Haughley New Street (u) A45 Cambridge Northern bypass (u) A45 Rougham—Woolpit (u) A604 Girton—Bar Hill (u) M1 Berrygrove—Breakspears widening (b) M11 Al20—Stump Cross (a) M11 Cambridge Western bypass (a) M11 Hackney Wick—Green Man (c) M11 Green Man—South Woodford (c) M12 South Woodford—Brentwood (f) M25 A13—Al2 (a) M25 M11—Al2 (b) M25 A 10 -M 11 (b) M25 Micklefield Green—South Mimms (c) M25 M4—Denham (c) M25 Denham—Maple Cross (c) M40 Waterstock—Banbury (d) AIM Roestock-Stanborough (c) A5 Milton Keynes Diversion (b) A10 Southery—South Runcton (b) A10 Brandon Creek—Southery (f) A11 Stump Cross—Newmarket (c) A11 Newmarket—Cringleford (c) A11 Attleborough bypass (c) Al2 Chelmsford bypass (c) Al2 Kesgrave—Martlesham (f) A13 Mar Dyke—East of Grays (b) A13 Wennington—Mar Dyke (b) Al6 Spalding—Gosberton (c) Al7 Swineshead bypass (b) A17 West of Kings Lynn to county boundary (c) A17 Cross Keys—Bicker Bar (c) A40 Witney—North of Oxford (c) A41 Berkhamsted bypass (c) A41 Kings Langley bypass (c) A41 Aston Clinton bypass (f) A41 Aylesbury inner relief road (f) A43 A43/A6 Kettering bypass (c) A45 Ipswich bypass (c) A45 Haughley—Stowmarket (f) A45 St. Neots bypass (f) A45 Bury—Rougham (f) A47 Peterborough Soke Parkway (b) A47 Peterborough Castor Parkway (c) A47 Kings Lynn—East Dereham (c) A47 Kings Lynn—Peterborough (f) Al27 Rayleigh Weir (c)
A127 GLC Boundary to Southend (f) A133 Colchester Eastern bypass (b) A406 south Woodford—Barking relief Road (e) 1604 Bar Hill—Godmanchester (b) A4235 Dorchester bypass (c) M1—A1 link (f) Ringway 3—M1—A4020 (f)
The possible start date of schemes depends on many factors including engineering design, statutory procedures and availability of resources. Any start dates given must be taken as subject to change. They will be advanced wherever circumstances permit. They are quoted in bands:
- (u) under construction.
- (a) 1977.
- (b) 1978 and 1979.
- (c) 1980–1982.
- (d) 1983–1985.
- (e) After 1985.
- (f) No start date determined.