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BAD STATE OF GERMAN BAY VALLEY BOAD. A* tre finnu:'.': nirpting of tbe nsfo pajere in the Lβ Bon's Bay i!oad Bo!)V(! district on Saturday last, it wns ircotrr.ui;uded that the Leßon's Board should approach the Akaroa ami Wairmi Road Board with a viow to tha latter Boord iraproviog tb& German Boy Valley Road. This road ia tbe cnain outlet to JLe Bon's Bay repidents sis it' is much shorter than via the Summit and Long Bay road, and saves half an bour on the journey at least. Be&ides that the Summit road means an extra drag, and it is narrow and fearfully cold in the winder months, the snow lying there for mngfc of the winter months. Naturally, the Le Bon's people use the German Bay Valley road- This road is, however, in a very bad state, and is one of the worst in the Peninsula. It is narrow, badly graded, and ia unmetalled. In asking the Akaroa and Wainui Road Board to put this road in repair, the Leßon'a Bay residents have a just claim for some consideration, as at present, daring the winter months at any rate, they are labouring under a considerable handicap. The 'Akaroa and Wainui Road Board have considered tbo matter, and have expressed the opinion that it would be futile to spend money on this road without regrading it first. This 13, no doubt, absolutely right, as too mucn has already been expended on • badly graded Peninsula roads. Tbo road could, however, be considerably improved on the chain, and there tiiG oniy t4 few points at wnicb deviation is required urgently. The present road eouid be considerably improved now by cutting away the overhanging tree?, which keep the road wet, and in wideDiog it by cutting away the bank,

It carfcainly seems only fair to the Le Bon's Bay residents, who have a splendid road out to their Bay now, that something should be done to improve this road, and it ia hoped, when approached, the Akaroa and Wainui Boad Board will consider tbe disadvantage Le Bon's is labouring under. The Board is considering a metal loan to metal some of the outlying roads in their district, and this road should be included in the roads

to be improved. g£No doubt if the Public Works Dβpartmont were approached they would send an engineer to inspect the road, and by that means, if the circum stances of the case were pointed out, tbe Government would make a grant towards , the work of improving tho road.

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LE BOW'S BAY OUTLET, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4415, 28 July 1914

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LE BOW'S BAY OUTLET Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4415, 28 July 1914

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