HC Deb 21 June 1961 vol 642 c1449
4. Mr. Chetwynd

asked the Minister of Transport what decision has been made to improve road safety on the unrestricted stretch of the Durham Road at Stockton-on-Tees.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Mr. John Hay)

As the hon. Member now knows, we are prepared to agree to a 40 m.p.h. limit, subject to consideration of any objections which may be received when public notice of the proposal is given. I hope that this measure, in conjunction with the continuous guard railing already erected and a roundabout proposed for the near future at the Two Mile House junction, will effect an appreciable improvement in safety.

Mr. Chetwynd

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this decision will give great satisfaction to many people living in this area? Would he bear in mind the need possibly for another roundabout halfway down the stretch of the road?

Mr. Hay

I am glad to know that the hon. Member and his constituents will probably be satisfied with what we are doing. I will bear in mind the other point that the hon. Member made.

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