§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what specific issues concerning traffic management on the A56 Chester road, Manchester between Longford bridge and Great Stone road have been raised with his Department by Trafford borough council; and what was the response.
§ Mr. Atkins
The council's agents asked for our agreement to modify the timings at the pelican crossing here, and to set back the stop lines, instal overhead signal poles and increase the zig zag markings. We have already agreed to all those measures: formal authoritisations will be issued in the next few days. We have not agreed to the council's suggestion that the light source at this and other such crossings should be changed.