§ 13. Mr. Ridsdale
asked the Minister of Transport what plans he has for flyovers 4 to replace roundabouts on the A12 road, especially at Gallows Corner and Gants Hill.
§ The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Transport (Mr. Neil Carmichael)
A temporary flyover will be provided at Gallows Corner in 1969. We have no plans to provide a flyover at the Gants Hill junction.
In Essex grade-separated junctions are proposed for the future Northern bypass of Colchester, the Chelmsford bypass and the western end of the Ingatestone bypass
§ Mr. Ridsdale
Does the hon. Gentleman realise that, while we welcome some of the improvements, these roundabouts on the A12 are absolutely archaic? Would he ensure that, for a small investment of money, we get a much more efficient traffic flow?
§ Mr. Carmichael
The hon. Gentleman will be aware that the radial route 7 will be coming on. We hope that the temporary flyover will be in use for the summer rush period but that the radial route 7 will bypass most of the trouble spots and that the traffic there will be down to measurable and reasonable dimensions.