Catalogue description Transport Ministries: Highways Special Roads (HS Series) Files
|Title:||Transport Ministries: Highways Special Roads (HS Series) Files|
This series consists of the registered files of the Highways Special Roads Division of the Ministry of Transport and its successors. The files concern policy on legislation, the conservation and operation of trunk roads and motorways. Many relate to specific schemes such as the Severn Bridge.
The subjects covered include: motorway service areas and maintenance compounds, lighting, telephones, ferries, rates and charges on toll roads and bridges, and the highways programme. The series also includes the minutes and papers of the Advisory Committee on the Landscape Treatment of Trunk Roads.
Some files from this series have been re-registered in the CU series in MT 138
|Held by:||The National Archives, Kew|
|Former reference in its original department:||HS Series|
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Department of the Environment, General Planning Highways Division, 1970-1975
Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Highways Administration Division, 1953-1959
Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Special Roads Division, 1958-1959
Ministry of Transport, General Planning Highways Division, 1965-1970
Ministry of Transport, Special Roads A Division, 1965-1968
Ministry of Transport, Special Roads Division, 1959-1965
|Physical description:||586 file(s)|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
From 1986 Department of Transport
|Administrative / biographical background:||
The Highways Special Roads Division was set up in 1958 as part of the Highways Administration group. Some of its functions were previously the responsibility of the Highways Trunk Roads Division. It was created because of the increase in work caused by the construction of a new and expanding motorway system and resulting legislation programme arising from the Special Roads Act 1949. Its functions covered all aspects of policy on legislation, construction and operation of motorways and trunk roads including ancillary services and work instructions.
In 1965 the Division was renamed Special Roads A Division and in 1968 became part of the Highways General Division.
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