HC Deb 16 February 1955 vol 537 cc370-1
28. Mr. J. Harrison

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what schemes for road improvements he intends to sanction, or has already recently sanctioned, for the counties of Nottingham and Derby.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

With the hon. Member's permission I will circulate in the Official Report a list of schemes in these counties which have been sanctioned or committed since 1st April, 1954. As regards the future I cannot at present add to my statement of 2nd February.

Mr. Harrison

Is the Minister aware that a considerable number of existing roads are in a very bad state of repair and require a good deal of alteration? I am thinking particularly of the A.6 road, which is his responsibility, where an old Bailey bridge takes a single line of traffic over the river.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

I shall, of course, look at each of these schemes as it is put forward, but, for the reasons which I gave in my statement on 2nd February, I cannot go further in announcing authorisations at this stage.

Following is the list:

Road improvement schemes sanctioned or committed in the counties of Nottingham and Derby since 1st April, 1954.
Estimated cost.
West Drayton diversion (part of East Retford byepass) 212,144
Reconstruction of Millington Hill Bridge* 15,597
Improvement of Pinfold Lane, Stapleford* 7,134
One scheme estimated to cost less than £5,000 4,156
Reconstruction of Goose Bridge, Fernilee 14,195
Reconstruction of Etwall Station Bridge 21,768
Three schemes estimated to cost less than £5,000† 4.536
Oxton Byepass completion, A.6097 30,000
Widening of Stockwell Gate and Sutton Road, Mansfield, A.615 21,000
Improvement of High Road, Chilwell, B.6464 12,100
Widening of Shireoaks Road, Worksop 10,707
Construction of roundabout, Abbey Street/Castle Boulevard, Nottingham, A.453 17,424
Eight schemes estimated to cost less than £5,000 each 22,346
Widening of Castleton-Sheffield Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, A.625 13,500
Widening of Belper Bridge, A.517 9,088
Improvement of Cross Hill Railway Bridge, Codnor, A.6007 21,721
Seventeen schemes estimated to cost less than £5,000 each 19,805