HC Deb 27 June 1962 vol 661 cc1139-40
20. Miss Quennell

asked the Minister of Transport what are his plans for improving the visibility, the width and the alignment of that stretch of the A.3 between the entrance to Upper Durford Wood and Lower Durford Wood.

21 and 22. Mr. Gough

asked the Minister of Transport (1) how many accidents have taken place, fatal and otherwise, on the A.3 road between the Flying Bull public house at Rake and Adhurst Corner since 1st January, 1959;

(2) what steps he is taking to minimise the danger of accidents on the A.3 road between Rake and Petersfield.

Mr. Hay

Between 1st January, 1959, and 31st May, 1962, 124 accidents, of which three were fatal, were reported to the police. In 68 of these accidents no one was injured.

We intend to carry out five small improvements as soon as the statutory processes have been completed and the land acquired. We hope also to improve the stretch of road opposite Durford Wood when funds permit.

This section of the A.3 will ultimately be replaced by the Liphook-Petersfield By-Pass.

Miss Quennell

Can my hon. Friend give any indication when this by-pass is likely to materialise?

Mr. Hay

Not without notice.