HC Deb 21 March 1956 vol 550 cc1221-2
27. Mr. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when it will be possible to construct a fly-over at the junction of Hendon Way and the North Circular Road.

Mr. Molson

I am at present unable to say when this scheme can be put in hand.

Mr. Russell

Does my hon. Friend realise that this is a very congested junction, particularly in the early morning and in the evening? Would he also agree that the spot is one of the easiest for building a fly-over in that the Great North Road goes down to the junction and up away from it again? Will my hon. Friend put this suggestion on an early priority list when financial circustances permit?

Mr. Molson

This fly-over will involve a diversion for which an order under Section 1 (2) of the Trunk Roads Acts will be necessary. The details of the Order are being prepared, and I think they will be available within the next two months. As the cost of the scheme is £400,000, I am not able to indicate any time within the immediate future when it will be possible to begin the work.

Sir W. Wakefield

Is my hon. Friend aware that a number of fly-over bridges such as that envisaged in the Question could be of great advantage on the Great West Road and other places? Can that proposal be looked at?

Mr. Molson

It is for that reason that it is obviously necessary for us to establish a satisfactory priority.