HC Deb 22 May 1928 vol 217 c1676
34. Mr. MARCH

asked the Minister of Transport if he can give the date when the new by-pass road from Beckton Road to Ripple Road, Barking, Essex, was first commenced; what has been the cause of the delay in opening it; and when will it be opened to vehicular traffic?

Colonel ASHLEY

The work of road construction was begun in 1921 for the relief of unemployment, but the bridge over the River Roding which forms part of the scheme could not be put in hand until Parliamentary powers had been obtained in 1923. This bridge having recently been completed, it is anticipated that the entire road will be opened to traffic in a few days time.