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trunk road

Brit a main road, esp one that is suitable for heavy vehicles
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TRANSPORT SCOTLAND THE A702 TRUNK ROAD (INGRASTON FARM) (TEMPORARY 20MPH AND 30MPH SPEED RESTRICTIONS) ORDER 2017 THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS hereby give notice that they have made the above Order, under sections 2(1) and 14(1)(b) and (4) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984(a) which will have the effect of imposing a 20mph and 30mph speed limit on that length of the A702 Edinburgh to Abington Trunk Road from the Ingraston Farm access north to the Medwyn Mains Farm access, an approximate length of 1 mile.
"Our trunk roads are subject to continual change and this programme will need to be monitored and reviewed, however I have identi-fied new funding of PS200,000 to start some of the work straight away."
"Our trunk roads are subject to continual change and this programme will need to be monitored and reviewed, however I have identified new funding of PS200,000 to start some of the work straight away."
CIVIL engineering consultancy Capita Symonds, which has an office in Colwyn Bay, has been appointed to the North Wales Trunk Road Agency engineering consultancy framework.
In the letter last month, Mr Alexander says he is "considering" pilot schemes on the trunk road network.
Step forward the Highways Agency, which as luck would have it is the body responsible for ensuring the smooth running of motorways and trunk roads. The very same organsiation that has apparentlty met its targets for reducing congestion.
In a paper to the conference - Motoring Towards 2050: Making it Happen - consultants David Bayliss and Sir Alan Muir Wood estimate that about 750 kilometres of new three-lane motorways and a similar length of new trunk roads will be needed by 2031 - equivalent to a 25 per cent expansion of the existing motorway network.
In a paper to the RAC Foundation conference - Motoring towards 2050: Making it happen - consultants David Bayliss and Sir Alan Muir Wood estimate that about 750kms of new dual three-lane motorways and a similar length of new trunk roads will be needed by 2031, a 25% expansion of existing motorways.
That length of the M8/A8 Edinburgh - Greenock Trunk Road, being the newly constructed eastbound carriageway from a point directly under the centreline of the A725/A726 Shawhead - East Kilbride - Phillipshill Roundabout Trunk Road, generally eastwards to a point under the centreline of the Eurocentral Junction overbridge, a distance of 2.48km or thereby.
Because it is a trunk road, the responsibility for it is with the Welsh Government, but it delegates the maintenance and operation of the trunk roads to the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency.
Mrs Hart said: "I am committed to improving the safety on Wales' trunk road network and improving conditions for those who live, work and go to school on or nearby trunk roads.