HC Deb 28 February 1956 vol 549 cc116-7W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation to list the chief traffic bottlenecks in London thoroughfares, and give the priority in which it is proposed that these should be corrected.

Mr. Watkinson

One of the chief traffic bottlenecks is at Hammersmith Broadway, where conditions will be improved by the construction of the Cromwell Road Extension, which is already in hand.

In the City of London there are a number of bottlenecks, some of which will be relieved by the construction of the section of Route 11, from Aldersgate Street to Moorgate, which has already been authorised.

Some of the more important of the other bottlenecks are listed below, the first part of the list showing those for which remedial schemes were announced by my predecessor on 2nd February, 1955, as proposed to be authorised between 1955 and 1959, and the second part those for which it is not yet possible to forecast the priority of the schemes:


  • Albert Bridge.
  • Elephant and Castle.
  • Holborn—Kingsway junction.
  • Notting Hill Gate.
  • Strand.
  • St. Giles Circus.


  • Angel Intersection.
  • Blackwall Tunnel.
  • Bow Road—St. Leonards Street junction.
  • Bricklayers' Arms.
  • Cambridge Circus.
  • Euston Road, Albany Street to Gower Street.
  • Euston Road, Upper Woburn Place to Mapleton Place.
  • Gardiners Corner.
  • Hyde Park Corner.
  • Knightsbridge—Sloane Street Junction.
  • Marble Arch.
  • Marylebone Road, east of Marylebone Circus.
  • Old Street—City Road junction.
  • Oxford Circus.
  • Park Lane.
  • Piccadilly Circus.
  • Tottenham Court Road, southern part.
  • Victoria Station.
  • Wellington Street—Strand junction.

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