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New Traffic Schemes to Cost

18th April 1958, Page 42
18th April 1958
Page 42
Page 42, 18th April 1958 — New Traffic Schemes to Cost
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ROAD and bridge reconstruction schemes, costing approximately Ellin. and due to be started in the near future, include new bridges for Hull and Tewkesbury and new roads for Poplar and in Glamorgan.

Hull plans to replace Drypool Bridge, which carries traffic from the city to Scarborough and Bridlington, with a modern, Scherzer rolling lift bridge of 45-ft. roadway width. The scheme also provides for widening of the approach roads and the construction of a roundabout 100 yd. east of the bridge. The lifting bridge and ancillary work will cost about £800,000 and will take 21 years to complete.

The traffic bottleneck created by the ancient King John's Bridge at Tewkesbury will he removed by the erection of a new bridge over the Old Avon and the reconstruction of the existing bridge over the Mill Avon. The existing Old Avon bridge will be replaced by a stone three-arch edifice in keeping with the surroundings. The Mill Avon bridge, preserved as an ancient monument, will be widened on the north-west side only. The new carriageway will be 24 ft. wide. Traffic congestion in the Millwall Docks area will be relieved by the construction of a new road connecting West Ferry Road, Poplar, at its junction with Garford Street, and West India Dock Road, near the Mandarin Street junction. A 45-ft. carriageway is to be provided at a cost of £112,000.

Work is to start shortly on a scheme to improve the Cardiff-Penarth road (A.4160) at Cogan Pill. The roadway will be widened to 33 ft. for about mile and a diversion will be constructed to avoid the 11-ft.-high Corbett's Bridge."

Rail Bridge Rebuilding Fellgate railway bridge and its immediate approaches, which at ,present constitute a dangerous bottleneck on A1055, an important industrial route in County Durham, are to be rebuilt. This route is the main access from the west to South Shields. The scheme will cost nearly £130,000. The Minister has made a grant of more than £97,000 towards this sum. The new road will be more than three quarters of a mile long. ,

Route A1055 will eventually form the main approach to the future Tyrte Tunnel from Al. The new bridge has therefore been designed so that it can be widened by the addition of a second span to accommodate a twin carriageway layout should it become necessary.

A narrow part of the AylesburyAmersham route, A413, will be eliminated by the construction of a 21-mile by-pass at Great Missenden, Bucks. The Minister has made a grant of £176,000 to the Bucks County Council towards the cost of the scheme, estimated to be just under £235,000.

The by-pass, which will lie on the east side of Great Missenden, will have a 33-ft. carriageway, and there will be only two side-road connections with the by-pass, one from B485 and the other from A4128. Special attention will be given to the appearance of the scheme, which has been designed to blend with the green belt country through which it ;lasses.


Organisations: Bucks County Council
People: John
Locations: Avon, Cardiff, Durham

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