Cynon Valley (Traffic Congestion)

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th December 1966.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Probert Mr Arthur Probert , Aberdare 12:00 am, 15th December 1966

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what action he proposes to take to overcome the road transport bottlenecks in the Cynon Valley.

Photo of Mr Ifor Davies Mr Ifor Davies , Gower

This is a matter initially for the local highway authorities who are responsible for the classified roads in the valley. A comprehensive land use and transportation survey is being planned in Monmouthshire and East Glamorgan which may have a bearing on road proposals in this valley and the Welsh Office is helping with technical advice and finance.

Photo of Mr Arthur Probert Mr Arthur Probert , Aberdare

As much of the through traffic from the south to the north is now using the A4059 road from Mountain Ash to Aberdare, would my hon. Friend consider enhancing this road's status?

Photo of Mr Ifor Davies Mr Ifor Davies , Gower

I am pleased to say that my right hon. Friend is prepared to make this part of the road a principal road from 1st April, 1967.