§ Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY
asked the Minister of Transport when it is expected 2038W that the new by-pass road avoiding Brentford and Hounslow will be completed; what has been the total cost of the road; and what are the reasons that have delayed the completion of the Kew end of the road, where the greatest congestion exists to-day?
§ Mr. GOSLING
It is intended to make provision for through traffic from Chiswick to the Bath Road by 16th June next, but it is not expected that the road will be entirely completed in all particulars for 18 months, as a number of houses have still to be built to rehouse tenants of properties on the line of the road. The total cost of the road to date is £635,000. The delay at the Kew end has been due to the necessity for diverting large gas and water mains. It is anticipated that this portion of the road will be completed by 16th June, and will therefore be ready for Ascot.