HC Deb 27 November 1950 vol 481 cc104-5W
30 and 31. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Transport (1) on what date the Barton Dock Road, Manchester, was finished 99 per cent.; how many yards of road would it take to link up with the main Trafford Park, Barton, Davyholme Road; and why is the work not completed;

(2) if he will take steps to deal with the traffic problem at the Barton end of the Trafford Park entrance by the fixing of traffic lights or a roundabout, and relieve the congestion at peak periods by finishing the Barton Dock Road as soon as possible.

Mr. Barnes

The existing length of road was constructed by the Manchester Ship Canal Company in 1941. The Company are responsible for the completion of the remaining length of approximately 280 yards and I understand that they are now having discussions with the local authorities concerned with a view to carrying out the work. When the road is completed the junction referred to will require attention and a scheme for a roundabout has been prepared.