§ Mr. Shersby
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport why the work of cutting down shrubs on the central reservation of the A40 Western avenue at Acton was scheduled for the current time of year; what assessment he has made of the effect of the work on the journey time from Uxbridge to London; and if he will give intructions for this work to be postponed until the new year.
§ Mr. Atkins
This work is part of a rolling programme to provide central reservation safety fencing and guard railing on trunk roads. The work along the A40 Western avenue is being co-ordinated by the Department's agent, the London borough of Ealing, and is being carried out in the interests of safety. Some disruption is inevitable, but efforts will continue to be made to minimise any inconvenience to the public.
Work will be suspended over the Christmas and new year holiday and should then be completed in mid-January.