Brimsdown Road and Ponders End (Level Crossings)

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd April 1958.

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Photo of Mr Ernest Davies Mr Ernest Davies , Enfield East 12:00 am, 2nd April 1958

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation whether he has yet reached a decision in regard to the elimination of the level crossings at Brimsdown and Ponders End, Enfield; and when authorisation for the necessary work will be given.

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

My right hon. Friend has informed the Middlesex County Council that we are ready to consider a scheme for a new road and. bridge across the railway at Ponders End from Lea Valley Road to Nags Head Road with a road connection on the east side to the Brims-down industrial area. If the details of the scheme are satisfactory, I hope that we shall be able to approve it in this financial year.

Photo of Mr Ernest Davies Mr Ernest Davies , Enfield East

While thanking the Minister for that reply and congratulating him on having succeeded in achieving agreement among the various parties and authorities concerned, as this scheme has been hanging fire for a very long time, may I urge him to speed up this matter as much as possible in view of the continued congestion in this area?

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

We shall do it as quickly as we can.