Remarks On The Present System Of Road Making

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byJohn Loudon Mcadam

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823. Excerpt: ... have the heaviest weights, and therefore it is very desirable that the roads near town should be rather better, than worse than others. Has your attention been particularly directed to the state of the roads in other parts of the kingdom lately?--I travelled a considerable distance last autumn in the north of England. Certainly I considered the roads that I passed over there, to be very superior in general to what they are in the first hundred miles from the metropolis. Subsequently to that, I have had occasion to travel throughout North Wales, and I gave particular attention to the Holyhead line of road. By what road?--By Coventry. The roads which are found in North Wales are remarkably good, and in my humble opinion, show great science in the formation of them. The new roads I mean. The materials in that country are of course very good. On this side of Birmingham, which is also the road to Liverpool, there is great occasion to complain, particularly from Dunchurch to Daventry. At this time that road is in a very neglected state, very heavy, narrow, and blocked up by banks of drift. I have had occasion to apply to that trust, but I do not learn that any thing has been done. Have you found the system of indictment afford any effectual remedy for the evils which you have had cause to observe in that way?--I think we have. But there have been very few indictments preferred for some years past; the postmaster general not thinking it right to press upon the districts during the season of agricultural distress. I should say, we do not consider that any reason, at present, for abstaining. Have you experienced from the commissioners, a disposition, generally, to attend to such complaints as you have found occasion to make?--Such applications as I have had occasi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1823. Excerpt: ... have the heaviest weights, and therefore it is very desirable that the roads near town should be rather better, than worse tha...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217852416

ISBN - 13:9780217852418

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