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.