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Central London—London Airport (Route)

Volume 649: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that as a result of traffic congestion on the road to London Airport recently many passengers missed their outward flights; and by what date he anticipates that a clear and uninterrupted passage to London Airport from the centre of London will be available.

I am aware that reconstruction on the Bath Road through Cranford is causing delay to traffic, including traffic to London Airport, but there should soon be some improvement.The route from central London to London Airport will be improved generally by the opening of the Hammersmith Flyover tomorrow, the extension of the peak-hour clearway in December and the completion of the work in Cranford early next summer. The completion of the Chiswick-Langley Motorway in 1964 should help even more.