Traffic Signals, Wembley

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 25th March 1959.

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Photo of Mr Ronald Russell Mr Ronald Russell , Wembley South 12:00 am, 25th March 1959

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what plans he has for installing traffic signals at the junction of Harrow Road, Wembley, with Bridgewater Road and District Road.

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

We have received no proposals from Middlesex County Council, which is the highway authority, for signal control at this junction, and I understand that it does not think traffic signals are likely to prove a satisfactory solution. It has, however, a scheme for a roundabout, to be put in hand when funds are available.

Photo of Mr Ronald Russell Mr Ronald Russell , Wembley South

Would not my hon. Friend agree that roundabouts eventually get so clogged with traffic that they have to be replaced by traffic lights in any road where there is great congestion of traffic? Will he have this matter investigated to see whether traffic lights can be installed as they are just outside Buckingham Palace at the Buckingham Palace Road-Birdcage Walk junction, where a similar problem arises?

Photo of Sir Richard Nugent Sir Richard Nugent , Guildford

There are some complex traffic turning movements at this junction. I think we can leave it to Middlesex County Council to deal with the matter adequately.