MT 139/453

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London Borough Council of Barking: London - Tilbury trunk road; improvement from Saxham Road to Renwick Road

Date range1969-1971
LocationNational Archives (see all files stored here)
CatalogueSee entry
File baseSeries MT, subseries MT 139

Context

This is the first of three files about a scheme promoted by the Ministry of Transport in the late 1960s to dual the A13 between Saxham Road and Renwick Road in Barking, which was at that time a length of congested single carriageway between two dualled lengths. Three lanes each way would be provided, with a temporary dual two-lane flyover at Lodge Avenue Roundabout (still standing) and traffic lights at Renwick Road (since removed).

This file, being in MT 139, is mainly about land acquisition, but contains the inspector's report from the public inquiry, and has some interesting explanatory information about what the scheme was hoping to do and why it was being promoted and funded when the MOT's longer term aspiration was to bypass this whole length with a new road to the south. (The short answer is that the bypass was a long term plan, the congestion was very bad, and this was cheap.)

There are less wordy and more planny materials on the same subject in the following two files.

Links to other files

MT 139/454 London Borough Council of Barking: London - Tilbury trunk road; improvement from Saxham Road to Renwick Road (1969-1970)
MT 139/455 London Borough Council of Barking: London - Tilbury trunk road; improvement from Saxham Road to Renwick Road; compulsory purchase order (1969-1971)

People with camera copies

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