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Greenford (Flyover)

Volume 941: debated on Wednesday 14 December 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he is satisfied with the progress of the flyover construction in Greenford, Middlesex, of the London to Fishguard motorway; and if he will make a statement.

The main contract commenced on 31st August 1977 and is substantially on schedule. Work is expected to be completed by summer 1979.

In that case is my hon. Friend aware that the notices on the Western Avenue will have to be amended, because they do not say that? The notices suggest that it will be a bit earlier. Is my hon. Friend aware that the considerable engineering construction is causing grave disruption in the Green-ford area and on the Western Avenue in my constituency? People understand that they have to put up with some degree of disruption, but will my hon. Friend liaise with the contractors, with the police in Greenford and with the London borough of Ealing, with a view to achieving more sensible collaboration between the three parties in trying to reduce disruption to a minimum?

I shall certainly endeavour to do all that my hon. Friend requires. The least I can say is that there has been no delay in the completion of the final contract.