HC Deb 21 December 1934 vol 296 c1532W

asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that the new roads which are being constructed on the Continent avoid level crossings of any sort, giving preference to tunnels or bridges; and whether he proposes to adopt that practice in respect to all new roads in this country?


Certain new motor roads on the Continent are being so constructed as to avoid level crossings (whether road or rail); but I do not know that the practice is general. I am not giving assistance from the Road Fund towards the construction of any new road which involves railway level crossings. Where new road crossings are involved, careful consideration is given to the adoption of the safest practicable form of junction, and in suitable cases bridges are approved for carrying one road over another.