§ Mrs. Thatcher
asked the Minister of Transport whether, before proceeding with widening the A1 road through Hampstead Garden suburb, she will give priority to widening the North Circular Road between the junction with the A1 and Colney Hatch Lane, in view of the greater urgency of this matter for traffic consideration.
§ Mr. Swingler
We have in preparation, a scheme to provide dual three-lane carriageways on the North Circular Road from its junction with Falloden Way (A1) to High Road, Finchley (A1000). My right hon. Friend recently announced the letting of a contract in respect of the widening to dual three-lane carriageways316W of 1.6 miles of the North Circular Road between High Road, Finchley, and Bounds Green Road. This work will start shortly.
We have other schemes in hand for the North Circular Road, of which I will send the hon. Lady full details.