Al/MI link 'essential': BRF
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THE CAMPAIGN for a dual carriageway Al/M1 link in the East Midlands was given a further push last week, when the British Road Federation lobbied local MPs.
BRF director Kenneth Cannell put the Al /M1 link at the top of a list of priorities when he addressed MPs in the House of Commons on Tuesday last week, saying it is essential to help trade with Europe.
His other priorities were for improved access between the East Midlands and North-west England, including a StokeDerby link; improved links from Birmingham and the West Midlands; and a better north/south link by improving the A16.
Mr Cannell said that seven of the trunk road schemes in the East Midlands have been suspended from the trunk road programme, and another 10 have been reserved for starting in 1986 or later. "Clearly, the Government's timetable has failed to grasp the real road needs of the East Midlands," he said.