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Traffic (Denton)

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions rumble strips have been promised by his Department on the M57 to slow down traffic approaching the A57 in Denton; and why they have not yet been provided.

I wrote to the hon. Member in March about the M67 rumble area proposal which was associated with the signal controlled crossing point which the motorway contractors then intended to provide on the A57. They later decided not to provide that crossing.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the bridge over the M66 in Denton to be completed so that Windmill lane, Denton, can be reopened; for when it was originally promised; and if he will publish the reasons for the delay.

The remaining work at the bridge should be completed early in the new year. We had hoped that Windmill lane would reopen in October but unforeseen ground conditions led to delays in diverting statutory undertakers' apparatus.