HC Deb 18 July 1969 vol 787 cc230-1W
Dame Joan Vickers

asked the Minister of Transport in view of the recent serious accidents on the A38, what action he is taking to improve well-known danger spots in 1969–70.

Mr. Marsh

The M5 motorway is being progressively extended from Strensham in Worcestershire to Exeter. This will relieve a similar length of A38 of fast long-distance traffic. Schemes to complete the construction of dual carriageways on A38 from Exeter to Plymouth are in progress or being prepared.

In 1969–70 a number of local improvement schemes on A38 are expected to start. Some are already in progress, and other measures to improve safety at particular points are being considered.

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