§ Mr. Michael Hamilton
asked the Minister of Transport what was the nature of minor roadworks on the A30 on 9th June, 1967 at the junction with the A329; why all but a single traffic lane of this main exit from London to the South-West was closed on a Friday evening; and to what extent consideration was given to the needs of the motoring public.
§ Mr. Swingler
The roadworks in question were the provision of a duct for cables required for the installation of traffic signals at the junction of A30 and A329. The work, originally planned for 8th June but unavoidably delayed until 9th, was carried out in two stages each necessitating the closure of half the carriageway. Some inconvenience to the motoring public is inevitable in all road improvement schemes but all possible measures are taken to keep it to the minimum.