§ 80. Lieut.-Colonel Bromley-Davenport
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the serious traffic congestion occurring at various points on main roads in Cheshire and in particular on A.50 at Holmes Chapel, on A.34 at Cheadle and A.550 and A.5117 on the approach roads from the north and west from Chester to Queen's Ferry where at Whitsuntide weekend in 1951 there was a complete hold up from Queen's Ferry Bridge for 4¼ miles to Welsh Corner; and to what extent remedial action can be undertaken in the near future.
My right hon. Friend is aware that there is traffic congestion at times in various places in Cheshire as elsewhere. Since Whitsuntide, 1951, traffic conditions at Queen's Ferry have been improved by the construction of a roundabout in place of the traffic signals. In present economic circumstances, the limited funds available have to be concentrated on small schemes at danger spots.