41. Mr. J. RUTHERFORD
asked the Minister of Transport whether it is now intended to proceed with the doubling in width of those parts of the Cambridge arterial and North circular roads which pass through Edmonton, as originally intended?
§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
A grant has been made to the Middlesex County Council towards the cost of constructing the second carriageway of the North Circular Road between Green Lanes and Silver Street, Edmonton, and the work is now in hand. The county council have also included a scheme for the construction of the second carriageway of the Cambridge arterial road in their five-year programme, and propose to execute the work in the year 1937–38.
In view of the very great amount of traffic proceeding along the Cambridge arterial road particularly, does my right hon. Friend think he could get this speeded up a little bit? It is very congested at the moment.