MT 106/193

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Highways planning projects: construction of new, and improvements to existing trunk roads; comprehensive improvement of Western Avenue (A40) (Edgware Road, Hampstead/Willesden)

Date range1961-1963
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries MT, subseries MT 106


In the early 1960s, the Ministry of Transport were evidently concerned about the state of some trunk roads in London because they were drawing up "comprehensive improvement" plans for some of them. The North Circular plans came to light years ago; in this file, plans are drawn up for the A40 Western Avenue in exactly the same 1961-62 timeframe.

In here is the full typewritten report "comprehensive improvement" of the A40 between Denham and Wood Lane. It comes with diagrams of traffic flows, traffic counts at specific locations, proposed improvements section by section with simple diagrammatic junction layouts, and a London-wide plan showing how the project would fit in to wider proposals for road improvements in London, some of which are a bit unusual.

Links to other files

MT 106/151 North Circular Road: comprehensive improvement (1961-1964)

People with camera copies

Chris Marshall has a partial copy.