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Road Schemes

Volume 463: debated on Monday 21 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Transport why he has not yet given his consent nor sanctioned a loan to the borough of Cleethorpes to construct a new road from Bentley Street to the new housing estate, in view of the fact that the proposed road has the support of other Departments and the county council; and, since the question has been under his consideration since June, 1948, if he will give immediate authority for this work to be done.

I hope to approve this proposal when substantially greater resources can be devoted to road work, but in existing economic conditions I cannot give my consent.


asked the Minister of Transport if he will give details of the English road reconstruction or widening begun or likely to begin during the next 12 months.

I am arranging to circulate in HANSARD particulars of major

CountyDescription of SchemeEstimated Cost
BerkshireProvision of roundabout on the London-Bath trunk road A.4 at its junction with A.321 at Twyford26,500
CheshireReconstruction of the railway bridge on the Winchester-Preston trunk road A.5011 at Lawton38,500
CheshireWidening and diversion of the Winchester-Preston trunk road at Snapes Aqueduct near Lawton84,500
Cornwall*Widening and diversion of route B.3263 near Trewarmett28,600
Durham*Diversion at Winston Village A.6761,894
Durham Diversion on the London-Edinburgh trunk road A.1 at Neville's Cross117,000
GloucestershireProvision of a new bridge over the railway at Gossington on the, Exeter-Leeds trunk road A.3826,000
LancashireWidening of the Liverpool-Preston trunk road A.59 between Aintree Police Station and the junction with B.5194126,000
Northumberland*Widening and improvement of B.6324, Stamfordham Road, Newcastle34,234
Northumberland*Widening and reconstruction of A.696, Ponteland Road, Newcastle59,394
Warwickshire*Reconstruction of Hill Street Bridge, Birmingham59,103
Yorkshire (North Riding)*Construction of new road known as Greystone Road, Lackenby49,500
Yorkshire (North Riding).*Widening and reconstruction of A.175, Southbank Road, Middlesbrough53,500
Yorkshire (West Riding)Widening of Mill Bridge, Doncaster on the London-Edinburgh trunk road A.1 120,000
Schemes marked with an asterisk are on classified roads: the others are on trunk roads.
In addition there are 332 smaller schemes estimated to cost £1,074,000.