HC Deb 26 June 1957 vol 572 cc33-4W
55. Mr. Ernest Davies

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will state the progress made on the elimination of each of the bottlenecks in London listed in his reply of 28th February, 1956.

Mr. Watkinson

Work is in hand on seven schemes, and I have recently made grants towards two more. The following are the details:

Schemes on which work is in hand

  1. (1) In the vicinity of Hammersmith Broadway on the Cromwell Road Extension scheme work on the new link road between Hammersmith Road and Great Church Lane is about 70 per cent. complete. The dual carriageways between this link road and Gliddon Road are about 30 per cent. complete.
  2. (2) Notting Hill Gate widening. Scheme is estimated to cost £1,853,000 (Grant £1,389,750). It will provide a 60 ft. divided carriageway.
  3. (3) Elephant and Castle. This scheme has been divided for grant purposes into two stages. The estimated cost of Stage 1 is £535,000 (Grant £401,250). This stage is to provide a small roundabout at the Newington Butts/Walworth Road Draper Street intersection and the widening of Newington Butts to provide dual 40 ft. carriageways.
  4. (4) The Strand widening. The estimated cost is £277,720 (Grant £208,290). A decision has not yet been reached on the number of pedestrian subways to be provided.
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  6. (5) The Angel Intersection. The estimated cost of the traffic signal installation is £14,860 (Grant £11,145).
  7. (6) Route 11. The estimated cost of the new road between Aldersgate Street and Moorgate is £961,600 (Grant £721,200).
  8. (7) Blackwall Tunnel Northern approach. Estimated cost £1,647,500. (Grant £1,235,625). This scheme is a part only of the complete scheme to duplicate the existing tunnel.

Schemes authorised by grant but not yet started

  1. (1) Queen Victoria Street, City of London. Estimated cost £137,000 (Grant £102,750).
  2. (2) Widening of Cheapside, City of London. Estimated cost £849,000 (Grant £636,750).

Mr. Ernest Davies

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation if he will place in the Library of the House of Commons a model or, failing that, drawings showing the proposed reconstruction now in progress at Notting Hill Gate.

Mr. Watkinson

There is no model of this scheme, but I am arranging to place in the Library drawings showing the proposed road layout.