HC Deb 04 July 1996 vol 280 cc517-8W
Mr. Peter Robinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received suggesting roadworks schemes, in addition to those already planned, for easing the traffic congestion at the Forster Green junction, Newtownbreda; and if he will make a statement. [34583]

Mr. Moss

Responsibility for the subject in question has been delegated to the Roads Service under its chief executive, Mr. W. McCoubrey. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from V. Crawford to Mr. Peter Robinson, dated 1 July 1996: The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has asked the Chief Executive to reply to your question about suggestions for easing traffic congestion at the Forster Green junction, Newtownbreda. In his absence I am replying on behalf of the Chief Executive. As part of the public consultation process in relation to the Southern Approaches Transportation Strategy Review launched in January 1993, a number of representations were received suggesting the construction of a grade separated junction, ie flyover, at this location. Having considered these representations the Department subsequently concluded that, for the moment, only planned "at grade" improvements should be carried out pending the development of a new transportation strategy for the urban area as a whole. I hope this information is helpful.

Forward to