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Roads, Devon

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 4 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) when the South Molton information signs will be erected on the north Devon link road;(2) if he will visit north Devon to inspect the north Devon link road one year after completion;(3) when the 60 mph restriction signs will be erected on the north Devon link road; and if he will make a statement upon the provision of emergency telephones along this road.

The application for information signs on the link road near South Molton is being considered, but the road safety implications of additional signs are a cause for concern.I have no plans to visit the link road. Nor have I any plans to install 60 mph speed limit signs on the road. The national speed limits already apply: there are reminder posters about the limits at the picnic areas, and reminder signs in the laybys.New-style emergency phones are being installed by the RAC and AA (with a contribution from the Department). I understand that these will be operational very shortly.