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Network changes - 1910s

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Road Openings

Year Number on opening Location County Notes
1911 N/A Ambergate to Ridgeway Derbyshire The 260 yard road connected Ridgeway to the current A610 between Ambergate and Bullbridge. When the work started in 1909 Heage Council tried to fund the road wholly by public subscription, volunteer labour and donated materials but in May 1911 had to levy a rate to finish off the road. There was controversy over the Council's attempt to close the old footpath through Thacker's Wood but it was kept open after a ratepayers poll.
1912 N/A Yardley Hastings Bypass Northamptonshire Bedford Road West was opened on 27 November 1912 by S.G. Stopford Sackville, County Council Chairman. The 400 yard road bypassed the steep and twisty route through the village and was constructed by Council Labour. Later renumbered as A428.
1913 N/A Fosse Way - Saxondale to Six Hills Nottinghamshire The remaining 4.5 miles of green lane had been converted to a surfaced road by September 1913. £21,000 was provided by the Road Board to the cost. The workers then moved on to improve the existing metalled roads for the remainder of the 12.5 mile section. It included widening, embankments and cuttings (to ease gradients). Later renumbered as A46 (some sections since bypassed). The section south to Leicester was still rough and narrow.
1914 N/A Bexhill: Cooden Drive Sussex Opened on 11 July 1914 by Madam Dayot during a French and Belgian journalists' visit to the town. The 0.75 mile road from Wickham Avenue to Cooden Sea Lane along the line of the tramway was built to allow residential development but was envisaged as the first part of an arterial coastal road to Eastbourne. Carriageway width was 30 feet with 15 foot footpaths either side to Richmond Road, then 10 foot. Contractor was Stephen carey, cost £7,415. It was financed by the landowners, The Mayor and Mr Webb, with both the Corporation and the De La Warr Estate contributing £500. Later renumbered as B2182.
1916 N/A King George V Bridge (Keadby) Lincolnshire When opened on 22 May 1916 it was the largest "Bascule" bridge in Europe. It has 3 spans: the lifting span, on the east side is 150 feet, and the 2 other spans 120 feet each. The clear widths are 26 feet for the railway and 21.5 feet for the roadway. The underside is 16 feet above high water level. The road approaches to the bridge are 180 yards long on the eastern side and 320 yards long on the western side and 25 feet wide between the fences. Later renumbered as A18 which had a dog leg on the eastern side through Burringham and Ashby before the direct road from Gunness to Scunthorpe was built.
1917 N/A Eastham to Ellesmere Port Cheshire New North Road. The 3 mile road opened on 1 October 1917 and was built to allow industrial development alongside the Manchester Ship Canal. Cost was £30,000 of which £20,000 was borne by the owners of the Hooton Estate and the remaining £10,000 by the Urban Council of Ellesmere Port. It was 72 foot wide with a 28 foot carriageway. Alongside was 36 f0ot reserved for a tramway. The northern 0.8 mile has ceased to exist and the southern 0.6 mile was realigned when the M531 (later renumbered M53) was built.
1919 N/A Seaton Carew to Port Clarence Durham The 5.5 mile road provided a shorter route from Hartlepool to the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge and the town, and was to open on 6 January 1919. It was initially a private road built by the Tees Conservancy Commission and was open between sunrise and sunset on payment of a toll. The works cost was £70,000 which was justified by the development of land reclaimed. Durham County Council took over the road as a public highway after agreement in early December 1919. It was numbered A178 in 1923.
1919 N/A Invergowrie to Craigie Angus Dundee Bypass originally all A972, later renumbered as A90 from Invergowrie to Forfar Road in 1990s

Network changes - 1910s
Historical Information
1922 Road Lists Class IZone 1 • Zone 2 • Zone 3 • Zone 4 • Zone 5 • Zone 6 • Zone 7 • Zone 8 • Zone 9 • Northern Ireland
1922 Road Lists Class IIZone 1 • Zone 2 • Zone 3 • Zone 4 • Zone 5 • Zone 6 • Zone 7 • Zone 8 • Zone 9 • Northern Ireland
1935 Road numbering revisionZone 1 • Zone 2 • Zone 3 • Zone 4 • Zone 5 • Zone 6 • Zone 7 • Zone 8 • Zone 9
Republic of Ireland1977 Road Lists
Mass renumbering schemes1922 Draft Road Lists • 1924 A1 Renumbering • 1920s South Buckinghamshire Renumbering • 1933 A30 Renumbering • 1933 Scotland Renumbering Proposals • 1934 A82 Renumbering • Tyneside Renumberings • Motorway linked Renumberings • Republic of Ireland T and L roads
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