§ 18. Mr. John Hall
asked the Minister of Transport how far work on the Hanger Lane flyover on Western Avenue is up to schedule; and when he expects it to be completed.
§ Mr. Hay
I am very well aware of this particular project because, like my hon. Friend, I use the road frequently on my way to my constituency. We have had 1018 some troubles with the contractors which, I am afraid, have caused a certain amount of delay, added to by the fact that, as the House knows, this is an extremely busy junction. One of the problems in a case like this is to ensure that the contractor can get access to the whole of the site when he wants it. Where large numbers of motor cars and lorries use the junction at the same time as the contractor is trying to carry out the work, there are liable to be delays of this kind.