HC Deb 07 February 1983 vol 36 cc615-6
5. Sir Anthony Meyer

asked the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects to provide short-term alleviation of the dangers to motorists and pedestrians arising from the configuration of the A55 Bodelwyddan.

The Under-Secretary of State for Wales (Mr. Michael Roberts)

As I told my hon. Friend on 22 November, the county council has been requested to improve the junction between Ty Fry lane and the trunk road. Its investigations show that the necessary diversion of underground services would cause a substantial delay in completing the work. A simpler scheme which could be implemented quickly is now being prepared.

Sir Anthony Meyer

I thank my hon. Friend for that informative reply, but is he aware that it is now 10 weeks since he undertook to study carefully a constructive suggestion that I made for the immediate improvement of the position at Bodelwyddan by painting double white lines along the road? Can he give me any news of that?

Mr. Roberts

The initial report from the county surveyor does not show that the use of double white lines would improve safety. However, I am studying that point carefully. I know how strongly my hon. Friend feels and I can assure him that agreement about remedial measures will be reached quickly and action to implement such measures will follow immediately.

Dr. Roger Thomas

Further to the development on pedestrian safety on trunk road development in Wales, will the Minister consider sympathetically the welter of protest about pedestrian crossings and underpasses, particularly on the Carmarthen southern bypass at Pen-sarn?

Mr. Roberts


Mr. Speaker

Order. That does not arise on this question.