HC Deb 20 December 1994 vol 251 cc1053-4W
Mr. David Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many miles of motorway are currently(a) open, (b) under construction and (c) planned in Scotland either (i) as new motorway or (ii) as existing motorway being widened.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

As at 30 November 1994 in Scotland there were 188 miles of trunk road motorway and a further 19 miles of non trunk motorway, the responsibility for which lies with the local authorities.

Twelve miles of new trunk road motorway are currently under construction with a further 30 miles planned. Four miles of non-trunk motorway are also planned.

Much of the motorway network constructed in the 1960s and 1970s is approaching the end of its structural life and will require major maintenance or reconstruction. Some of this work may involve widening.

Mr. David Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the parliamentary constituencies in which lies each scheme in his Department's national road programme.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The information requested is set out in the table for all those schemes costing over £3 million which either are under construction or were announced by my right hon. Friend on 19 May 1994 as expected to start before March 1997. Our future plans are, of course, subject to schemes satisfying the usual value for money criteria together with satisfactory completion of statutory procedures and the necessary preparatory work.

Scheme Parliamentary constituency
A74(M) Eaglesfield to Kirkpatrick-Fleming Dumfries
A74(M) Cleuchbrae to Dinwoodie Green Dumfries
A74(M) Ecclefechan to Eaglesfield Phase 2 Dumfries
M8 Newbridge to Edinburgh Livingston
A87 Skye Bridge Approach Roads Ross, Cromarty and Skye
M77 Ayr Road Route Eastwood
A74(M) Paddy's Rickle Bridge to Beattock Clydesdale/Dumfries
Al Tranent to Haddington East Lothian
A74(M) Beattock to Cleuchbrae Dumfries
M8 Baillieston to Newhouse Motherwell North

Scheme Parliamentary constituency
M77 Fenwick to B764 (Floak) Kilmarnock and Loudoun
A68 Dalkeith Bypass (advance works) Midlothian
Al Haddington to Dunbar East Lothian
A96 Kintore Bypass Gordon
A9 Logie Easter to Garrick Bridge Ross, Cromarty and Skye
A830 Loch Nan Uamh to Polnish Bridge Incerness, Nairn and Lochaber
A828 Creagan Bridge Argyll and Bute