M5 changes plea

A NEWLY elected Worle councillor is calling for improvements to be made to a crucial route onto the motorway. Edward Keating, who represents South Worle, is campaigning for better access to junction 21 of the M5. Cllr Keating has written to the Highways

A NEWLY elected Worle councillor is calling for improvements to be made to a crucial route onto the motorway.Edward Keating, who represents South Worle, is campaigning for better access to junction 21 of the M5. Cllr Keating has written to the Highways Agency, which is responsible for the motorway, requesting that the northbound slipway onto the motorway is extended to two lanes. Cllr Keating said: "Many residents in my ward commute northwards out of Weston each weekday morning. These residents want to see access to the junction, and onto the motorway, improved. "The northbound junction only allows for one lane of traffic to join the M5, while many other motorway slip roads have two lanes. I would like to see the Highways Agency create a second lane in order to reduce the time taken and stress generated while commuters queue to get onto the motorway."Cllr Keating is also calling for improvements to the motorway approach from the A370 as well as the roundabout above the motorway. He added: "Improvements to the lanes on the A370 will help immensely and traffic lights on the motorway roundabout would be beneficial. They already work well for traffic coming off the M5 from the north and junction 19 works perfectly well with its traffic light system.


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