HC Deb 28 June 1965 vol 715 cc35-6W
Mr. Kershaw

asked the Minister of Transport what would be the cost of painting white passing lines on the Gossington Berkeley Road stretch of the A.38; what proposals he has for doing this; and when the work will be completed.

Mr. Tom Fraser

As the hon. Member will be aware from my Answer to him on 18th June, it has not yet been established that offset double white lines would be suitable for this section of road. The average cost of providing these lines is about £1,000 per mile.

Mr. Kershaw

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware of the dangers at the Claypit Road junction on the A.38 caused by traffic turning off the A.38 towards Stroud; what proposals he has for improvements at this spot; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Swingler

Accidents have been significantly reduced by the introduction of lane markings. The divisional road engineer will see whether anything further can be done before the opening of the nearby motorway diminishes the importance of this junction.