Winterstoke roundabout is a nightmare

AT WHAT cost to ratepayers was it that Councillor Ap Rees can now tell us where our road hot spots are? Probably more than the £60,000 budget to put things right.

AT WHAT cost to ratepayers was it that Councillor Ap Rees can now tell us where our road hot spots are? Probably more than the £60,000 budget to put things right. Twenty pounds for a round of drinks and I could of got some mates down the pub for him to tell him the hot spots and how to put things right. For example: We knew about malfunction junction almost as soon as they opened it. I don't reckon £2,000 will sort it out because junction 21 is not going to be sorted out and that has a huge influence.Winterstoke roundabout is a nightmare because of traffic racing/jumping the lights and major problems still caused by outbound traffic meeting Asda/Next traffic. Put some lights at the Asda/Next junction. Holiday traffic leaving the seafront should have been sent down Carlton Street when they changed the system and shut off Regent Street all those years ago. We realised as soon as summer arrived!A370 Congresbury, another pair of malfunction junctions that work absolutely fine when the lights pack in, so rip them out. As for the hospital roundabout I thought they had just paid for a load of improvements!Junction 21 - Mike Fry is blaming the traffic that admittedly has built up by people leaving Weston via the backroads from Banwell, Wick St Lawrence and St Georges, all doubling back to the motorway, mixed with northbound traffic trying to exit onto the roundabout to go up the A370.Traffic lights, yes, but full time intelligent using loop sensors may help out, especially M5 northbound exiting traffic, but this will not cure the fact we only have one northern end exit from Weston in emergencies. When the whole district becomes gridlocked due to motorway incidents, we need a new junction, or a designated A370 traffic only way of bypassing 21 without resorting to the backroads.PAUL BURNS - Sunnyside Road, Weston


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