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Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Minister of Transport, in view of the fact that the A41 road south of Backford Cross in Cheshire has been reduced from a four to a two-carriageway road and that this narrowing has lasted nine months while a new motorway bridge was under construction, if he will now see that the contractor is ordered to restore the A41 to its full width at this point.

The width of the road has had to be reduced for safety reasons. As soon as the bridge work is sufficiently completed the road will be restored to full width. I hope this will be possible in a few weeks' time. I apologise for any inconvenience.