End of junction 21 misery?

PUBLISHED: 18:00 24 January 2011

Weston MP John Penrose

Weston MP John Penrose

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HOPES of an end to morning misery for thousands of motorists have been raised after Weston's MP made a plea for money to be spent at M5 junction 21.

John Penrose is urging the coalition government to prioritise improvements at the traffic black-spot in a review of funding by the Department of Transport.

A £12million package would be spent on increasing the size of sliplanes and roundabout at junction 21 as well as expanding Worle train station.

He said: “Weston has an extremely strong case for these transport improvements.

“Over the last five years we’ve made headway, for example with longer, less crowded trains at rush-hours, but junction 21 is unfinished business.

“We all know that money is very tight, but this scheme seems to be the answer we’ve all been looking for.

“Not only will it ease our transport problems, but it will help Weston’s economy too which is why I hope the minister will put the project at the top of his list for funding.”

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