HC Deb 27 March 1968 vol 761 cc1521-2
2. Mr. Derek Page

asked the Minister of Transport whether she will take steps to expedite the flow of traffic along the A47 road at its junction with the entrance to the Hardwick Road industrial estate.

Mr. Carmichael

It is expected that an improved junction, designed to facilitate turning movements, will be completed and in use next month.

Mr. Page

Is my hon. Friend aware that the blockages at this junction already mean delays of 25 minutes or half an hour even in the winter months and that in the summer delays with holiday traffic are absolutely intolerable? Will he continue to keep a close eye on the need for improvements?

Mr. Carmichael

Yes, Sir. My right hon. Friend is keeping a close eye on this matter. As my hon. Friend is aware, the King's Lynn southern bypass, which is the real long-term solution to this problem, is hoped to be available in the early 1970s, and we hope that it will take about half the through traffic which now passes across the junction.

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