HC Deb 27 October 1960 vol 627 cc314-5W
71. Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Transport whether, with a view to preventing the build-up of long convoys of traffic travelling at under 30 miles per hour on such roads as A.30 and A.303 during the summer months, he will arrange for short sections of three-line carriageways to be built at appropriate intervals on such roads.

Mr. Marples

Yes. This is already being done.

On trunk and classified roads in England and Wales, 68 3-lane and 29 dual-carriageway passing lengths have been or are now being constructed. Sixty-eight more schemes are proposed for the next few years. On the trunk road from London to Penzance, which comprises A.30 and A.303, eleven passing lengths have been built or started and another seven are proposed. These schemes are from 400 yards to 2 miles in length; they do not include improvements covering longer distances.

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