Welsh Affairs

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 2:25 pm on 26th February 2009.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham 2:25 pm, 26th February 2009

My hon. Friend will know that the vast bulk of tourism to mid-Wales goes through Shrewsbury. On the A5-A49 roundabout, which is called Dobbies' island, huge delays are caused by caravans going to Wales on bank holidays and at peak times in the summer. I hope that when we are in government, before too long, she will work with me to ensure that there is investment in that roundabout to improve the flow of traffic to Wales.

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Posted on 27 Feb 2009 11:31 pm (Report this annotation)

Those of us who live in the constituency, unlike the MP, are well aware of the recent improvements including traffic lights on all the access roads.

Michael Evans
Posted on 28 Feb 2009 3:09 pm (Report this annotation)

The traffic lights have made the roundabout a little safer and easier to negotiate(but not much) but done nothing to help the long tailbacks on the A5 and A49 at peak times so Daniel is correct - it needs further improvement. I attended the Public Enquiry before this road was built and it was said then that a grade separated junction with the A49 would be essential and so it has been proved.