HC Deb 01 June 1960 vol 624 c127W
3. Mr. Langford-Holt

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the heavy volume of traffic on the trunk road A.49, which passes through the centre of Shrewsbury with a carriageway width at places of only 14 feet and a total street width of only 24 feet; and what steps he has taken to improve road widths or junctions on this trunk road when rebuilding schemes have taken place.

Mr. Hay

Sight lines were improved when Barclays Bank was re-built on the corner of Castle Street and St. Mary's Street and the trunk road will be widened in connection with the proposed reconstruction of the General Post Office on the opposite corner. Opportunities for such improvements are infrequent, but we take advantage of them wherever they are justifiable and practicable.

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