§ 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 1969–70.231W
§ 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.