Exhibition planned for Cabstand improvements in Portishead

PORTISHEAD residents are being invited to an exhibition to view the different options suggested to improve the controversial Cabstand junction.

PORTISHEAD residents are being invited to an exhibition to view the different options suggested to improve the controversial Cabstand junction.

The traffic lights have caused chaos since they were installed in the town in 2004 and residents have been campaigning to get the junction improved for years.

North Somerset Council hired specialist consultants, Halcrow, to investigate possible solutions and residents are now being asked for their opinions on the options.

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, North Somerset Council's executive member for strategic planning, transport and economic development, said: "We now have a number of options to consider, all of which have various advantages and disadvantages. I believe local residents should fully understand these before we proceed to make a decision.


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"So far the work carried out to review Cabstand has cost some £7,000, money we can ill afford to lose out of the roads budget.

"It is important therefore that we make the right decision at the end of the exercise, as the last thing we want is for the situation to get worse."

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The proposals will be set out in a computer generated traffic simulation so residents can view the possible measures at work

A date and venue for the exhibition is yet to be announced.

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