§ Mr. Kilfedder
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what are his intentions regarding the improvement of the road from the M1 motorway at Dungannon to Omagh, Strabane and Londonderry; and what is the accident rate on (i) the present road and (ii) as an average for the Province.
§ Mr. Needham
Proposals for the improvement of the road from the M1 motorway at Dungannon to Omagh, Strabane and Londonderry are currently under consideration. Stage I of the Omagh through pass is currently under constructon and stage I of the Strabane bypass will commence very soon.
The three year average of accidents/million vehicle kilometres on this stretch of road is 0.48. There is no national average for the Province. The United Kingdom national average is 0.35.