Major Road Schemes

Transport, Local Government and the Regions written question – answered on 18th December 2001.

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Photo of Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Geoffrey Clifton-Brown Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions if he will list the major existing road schemes in the Local Transport Settlement that are due to be carried out in 2002–03; which additional schemes have been (a) postponed because work is still progress and (b) rejected; and which authorities will receive the additional funding provided for road maintenance in 2002–03.

Photo of Sally Keeble Sally Keeble Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

Work is planned to start during the financial year 2002–03 on the following local major road schemes accepted for funding in previous year's Local Transport Settlements. The exact timing of the work is the responsibility of the relevant local authority and may depend on the satisfactory completion of any remaining statutory procedures. Construction work on a further 32 schemes is already in progress.

Baldock Bypass—Hertfordshire

Nar-Ouse Regeneration Project—Norfolk

South Lowestoft Relief Road—Suffolk

W. Thurrock Regeneration Ring Road—Thurrock

Arlesey Bridge Replacement—Bedfordshire

A142 Fordham Bypass—Cambridgeshire

A1073 Spalding to Eye Improvement—Lincs/Peterborough

A617 Mansfield Ashfield Regeneration Route—Nottinghamshire

Eastern Transport Corridor—Darlington

A689 Sedgefield to Wynard Improvement—Durham

Bridgefoot Environmental Enhancement—Warrington

East Kent Access Phase 1—Kent

Semington to Melksham—Wiltshire

NW Taunton Package—Somerset

Cradley Heath Town Centre—Sandwell

A53 Hodnet Bypass—Shropshire

Barford Bypass—Warwickshire

Rugby Western Bypass—Warwickshire

Biddulph Inner Bypass—Staffordshire

Rugeley Bypass—Staffordshire

Coalfields Link Road Phases 2 and 3—Barnsley

Glasshoughton Coalfields Link Road—Wakefield.

Of the 45 bids for new local major schemes for which bids were received this year, 15 have been provisionally accepted subject to the satisfactory completion of all remaining statutory procedures; the following 25 require further work before a decision can be reached:

A165 Reighton Bypass—N. Yorkshire

A171 Burniston/Cloughton Bypass—N. Yorkshire

A19 Shipton/Beningbrough Bypass—N. Yorkshire

A228 Leybourne and West Malling Bypass—Kent

A24 Horsham-Capel Improvement—W. Sussex

A260 Hawkinge Bypass—Kent

A350 Westbury Bypass—Wiltshire

A36 Codford-Heytesbury Improvement—Wiltshire

A38/A390 Link Dobwalls—Cornwall

A391 Corridor—Cornwall

A418 improvements inlcuding a Rowsham Bypass—Buckinghamshire

A418 Wing Bypass—Buckinghamshire

A57 Cadishead Way—Salford

A605 Stanground Bypass—Peterborough

A61 Killingshall Bypass—N. Yorkshire

A684 Leeming/Aiskew/Bedale Bypass—N. Yorkshire

Ashton Northern Bypass (phase 2)—Tameside

Botley Bypass—Hampshire

Central Route—Sunderland

Chickenhall Lane Link Road—Hampshire

East Middlesbrough Corridor—Middlesbrough

Northern Gateway Stage 2—North Tyneside

Roscommon Way Extension—Essex

Wylye Valley Relief Road—Wiltshire

A1 SE Northumberland Link Road (Central Section)—Northumberland.

The following four were rejected:

A52 Grantham East-West Bypass—Lincolnshire

A182 East Durham Link Road—Durham

Central Somerset Access Package—Somerset

East Middlesbrough Transport Corridor—Middlesbrough.

No decision has yet been announced on the following scheme which is being considered as part of the South East Manchester Multi Modal Study:

Alderley Edge Bypass—Cheshire.

The following local authorities will receive the additional £10 million provided for road maintenance in 2002–03:



Brighton and Hove


Isle of Wight



East Riding of Yorkshire






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