HC Deb 20 April 1926 vol 194 c1016

asked the Minister of Transport what is the length and classification of the road at Sidmouth adjoining the new sea wall classified under Section 17 of the Ministry of Transport Act, 1919, for the purposes of a grant from the Road Fund; at what date the classification was made; and whether the road is used as a through route for traffic between Sidmouth and any other place or is it used only as an access for houses fronting the Esplanade?

The MINISTER of TRANSPORT (Colonel Ashley)

The length of the classified road at Sidmouth adjoining the new sea wall is approximately 238 yards. It was classified as part of Route B3176, five years ago. It forms part of an indispensable link between the two principal roads leading into Sidmouth from the north.

39. Sir F. MEYER

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will state separately the amounts of the respective estimates for the new sea wall at Sidmouth and the road in respect of which he has offered a Road Fund grant of£15,935; what is the length of road for the purposes of grant; and whether he will give a specific description of the road works in respect of which this grant was offered as distinguished from the work of constructing the sea wall?

Colonel ASHLEY

The estimate for the repair of the sea wall and of the road which it supports was not subdivided, and the figures do not lend themselves to dissection under these heads. The length of classified road which needed reconstruction is approximately 580 feet. The roadway itself has been reconstructed with concrete and tar-macadam.