HC Deb 12 July 1961 vol 644 c46W
Mr. Gresham Cooke

asked the Minister of Transport, in order to provide for maximum uninterrupted traffic flow, what are his proposals for the Great West Road, including the period of reconstruction.

Mr. Marples

As I informed my hon. Friend in reply to his Question on 21st June, this route between Knightsbridge and the Chiswick Flyover is to become London's first peak-hour clearway. I hope to start this scheme shortly. Subsequently I propose to extend it westwards to Sipson Road (London Airport) and also to introduce 24-hour clearway conditions from Sipson Road to the existing clearway on the Colnbrook By-pass. I am arranging that during the construction of the viaduct the work will be so organised that there will never be less than two clear traffic lanes in both directions.