HC Deb 11 November 1968 vol 773 cc3-4
13. Mr. Ridsdale

asked the Minister of Transport what plans he has for flyovers to replace roundabouts on the A12 road, especially at Gallows Corner and Gants Hill.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Mr. Neil Carmichael)

A temporary flyover will be provided at Gallows Corner in 1969. We have no plans to provide a flyover at the Gants Hill junction.

In Essex grade-separated junctions are proposed for the future Northern bypass of Colchester, the Chelmsford bypass and the western end of the Ingatestone bypass

Mr. Ridsdale

Does the hon. Gentleman realise that, while we welcome some of the improvements, these roundabouts on the A12 are absolutely archaic? Would he ensure that, for a small investment of money, we get a much more efficient traffic flow?

Mr. Carmichael

The hon. Gentleman will be aware that the radial route 7 will be coming on. We hope that the temporary flyover will be in use for the summer rush period but that the radial route 7 will bypass most of the trouble spots and that the traffic there will be down to measurable and reasonable dimensions.

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