§ 24. Mr. D. Price
asked the Minister of Transport when work will start on the proposed flyover at the Totton-Redbridge junction where A.35 and A.36 join.
§ Mr. Price
Is my hon. Friend aware that the hon. Member for Eastleigh has raised this question every year for the last five years and each time has got a thoroughly unsatisfactory reply? Further, is he aware that, in utter despair, the hon. Member for Eastleigh offers a prize to any Ministry engineer who can design a more dangerous junction than the one we now have at this point?
§ Mr. Hay
I will see that my hon. Friend's offer is passed round the Department. All I can say is that we realise that this is an extremely dangerous junction, but I am afraid that a further study of traffic movements, so I am advised, is necessary before we can get a properly satisfactory design for the flyover which will replace it. When we have done that, we have to find a place for it in the programme of major road works. I can only say that I have come quite new to this study, but I will certainly do what I can to expedite a decision.