HC Deb 10 July 1928 vol 219 cc2041-2
32. Mr. DAY

asked the Minister of Transport the number of by-pass roads within an area of 20 miles of London that are still in the course of completion; and when these various roads will be available for traffic?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

The greater portions of the Orpington, Sutton, Watford and Barnet by-passes have been open to traffic for some time. I expect that the short sections remaining to be completed on the Barnet and Sutton by-passes will be open in the early autumn of this year, and the remaining sections of the Watford and Orpington by-passes in the summer of next year. A length of the Shooters Hill by-pass has recently been opened to traffic, and I understand that the local authorities concerned proposed to put the remaining sections in hand in the near future. No date can at present be given for its completion. Important sections of the North Circular Road are already completed, but it is unlikely that the western portion will be finished before the end of 1930. The section of the Western Avenue from Wood Lane to Greenford Road will be completed in the summer of next year. No date can be given for the completion of the scheme as a whole.


Can the Minister give any date for the completion of the Sutton bypass road?


Will the Under-Secretary have a map prepared showing all these new by-pass roads?

Colonel ASHLEY

I think there is a map of these roads placed in the Tea Room for the information of hon. Members, and when next the hon. Member takes a cup of tea there he will see it.


May I have an answer to my question?