HC Deb 16 July 1997 vol 298 cc216-7W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what are the daily traffic flows each way on the Bangor dual carriageway ring-road and the Balloo/Rathgael road in Bangor. [7719]

Mr. Murphy

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

Letter from W. McCoubrey to Mr. Robert McCartney, dated 11 July 1997: The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland has asked me to respond to your recently tabled Parliamentary Question about traffic flows on the West Circular Road (Bangor ring-road) and the Balloo/Rathgael Roads, Bangor. Roads Service has traffic monitoring equipment which is used on a rotational basis to collect data at a number of sites throughout Northern Ireland. The most recent information available for each of the roads in question is as follows:

Location Traffic flow (vehicles per day)
West Circular Road (between Belfast Road and Clandeboye Road) 10,180 (east bound)
11,200 (west bound)
Rathgael Road (between Belfast Road and Clandeboye Road) 12,182 Each way flows not available for these roads
Balloo Road (between Newtownards Road and Bloomfield Road South) 14,449

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