Sir W. Robson
Brown asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the benefit which should accrue to London Airport by the opening of the M.4 road is vitiated by bottlenecks which occur east of the Chiswick flyover, at the roundabout at Sutton Court Road, at the Hogarth roundabout and eastward from 244W Warwick Road; and if he will eliminate the roundabout and replace it with traffic lights, build a temporary flyover to carry eastbound traffic from the Great Chertsey Road, and establish a 24-hour clearway east of Warwick Road and a tidal flow along that section of West Cromwell and Cromwell Roads.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
I am aware of the difficulties at the Sutton Court Road and Hogarth roundabouts. I expect to replace the first roundabout with traffic lights by next spring and hope to have a temporary flyover erected within the next 12 months to carry eastbound traffic from the Great Chertsey Road across the Hogarth roundabout. A draft order under Section 9 of the Highways Act 1959, relating to the scheme for the temporary flyover, was published on 28th May this year. There is a three months' objection period.
Further traffic measures on the length of this route east of Warwick Road are a matter for the Greater London Council as traffic authority.