Dovercourt By-pass

Oral Answers to Questions — Roads – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th July 1968.

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Photo of Mr Julian Ridsdale Mr Julian Ridsdale , Harwich 12:00 am, 24th July 1968

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will make a further statement on the Dovercourt by-pass for traffic by-passing Dovercourt High Street en route to Harwich dock yard.

Mr. Bob Brown:

The proposed new road from Ramsey to Parkeston Road is already in the preparation list of principal road schemes. I assume the hon. Mem- ber refers to its continuation eastwards into Harwich.

When the Essex County Council, which is the highway authority responsible, is ready to begin preparatory work on this second stage of the by-pass we shall consider including it in our preparation list.

Photo of Mr Julian Ridsdale Mr Julian Ridsdale , Harwich

Does not the Minister agree that this road should be given every priority as it is a road to a very important port?

Mr. Brown:

The question of priority is a question for the Essex Council, which is the highway authority.