HC Deb 03 April 1957 vol 568 cc388-9
39. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when, precisely, reconstruction of the roadway from Whipps Cross. Leyton, towards Wanstead, will begin; and what alteration in traffic ways arc included in the reconstruction.

Mr. Watkinson

The Leyton Borough Council is the highway authority for this road, and I understand that it hopes to start this work early in July. The scheme includes the construction of dual 24 ft. carriageways for a distance of 430 yards from the roundabout at Whipps Cross and the improvement of the junction of Snaresbrook Road with Lea Bridge Road.

Mr. Sorensen

Although it is perfectly true that the local authority is responsible in a subordinate capacity, does not the Minister have a certain responsibility? Is it due largely to the Ministry that there has been such a protracted delay in the reconstruction of this very vital roadway?

Mr. Watkinson

I will certainly look into that matter and let the hon. Member know.

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