Weston Package plans approved

PUBLISHED: 09:00 26 September 2012

The works are expected to begin in spring

The works are expected to begin in spring

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'CRUCIAL' plans to ease the traffic woes of motorists coming in and out of Weston were given the green light last night (Tues).

North Somerset Council approved funding for the Weston Package, which will offer a range of transport improvements around Weston, at its full meeting.

The works, which will begin in spring, will feature improvements to junction 21 and the inbound and out-bound carriageways leading from the congestion blackspot.

At the meeting councillors agreed to approve funding of £5.25million for the southbound improvements at the junction, and £1.9million for northward bound improvements.

The £15million project will also see improvements to the bus terminus and links in Queensway, Worle and Elmham Way, turning Marchfields Way into a dual carriageway and upgrading the car park at Worle Parkway railway station.

The works will be jointly funded by the authority, the Department for Transport and payments from developers.

In recommending approval to councillors, executive member for highways Elfan Ap Rees said: “Weston Package is crucial in terms of supporting employment and housing in the Weston area.”

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