§ Mr. Speller
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.
§ Mr. Atkins
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.