HC Deb 08 May 1963 vol 677 cc419-20
40. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Minister of Transport what is the present timetable for major road reconstruction through the Borough of Leyton, particularly that affecting Gainsborough Road and the Green Man area.

Vice-Admiral Hughes Hallett

Reconstruction of the junction at the Green Man, Leytonstone, is likely to begin in 1964. I cannot say when the construction of the Eastern Avenue extension between the Green Man and Ruckholt Road will begin.

Mr. Sorensen

Does not the hon. and gallant Gentleman appreciate that congestion in this area of Leyton is becoming increasingly acute and that everything should be done to expedite the development of roads to meet this increased congestion? Has any attention been paid to the effect of this road reconstruction on the householders in the neighbourhood, and. if so, what kind of attention?

Vice-Admiral Hughes Hallett

We are aware of the congestion. The necessary order fixing the line of the road has been made long in advance of construction because of the problem of rehousing the families of some 300 houses which will have to be demolished.