HC Deb 10 March 1952 vol 497 c105W
72. Mr. A. Henderson

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.

Mr. Maclay

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.