Wednesday 17th October 1962
Hyde Park underpass in London was opened, resulting in large traffic jams. There was a large roundabout on which stands Wellington Arch but in 1962 it was estimated that 120,000 vehicles drove through the roundabout every day and so an underpass was built to ease the flow of traffic. The underpass consisted of a dual carriageway with 2 lanes each way, further split into 2 tunnels. It was reported in the Times newspaper that the tunnel cost £5 million and was completed by Cubitts Fitzpatrick Shand.