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Birmingham-Wolverhampton Trunk Road

Volume 497: debated on Monday 10 March 1952

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he has considered the representations from the Rowley Regis Borough Council stressing the urgent need for adapting the Tividale section of the Birmingham-Wolverhampton Trunk Road as a dual carriageway, and installing a new system of street lighting on the same section; and whether he will include these safety measures within the proposed expenditure of £1 million on schemes of special benefit during the next financial year.

I regret that I cannot spare funds at present for constructing dual carriageways on this road, but I am approving a lighting scheme in a form which can subsequently be adapted for dual carriageways. I also propose as a safety measure to install pedestrian-operated signals at suitable crossing places.