Problems remain at malfunction junction two years after improvements promised

PUBLISHED: 15:29 29 November 2018 | UPDATED: 15:30 29 November 2018

Malfunction junction is still causing issues in Worle. Picture: Google

Malfunction junction is still causing issues in Worle. Picture: Google


A busy commuter road is still suffering from traffic delays, more than two years after North Somerset Council promised improvements.

The Mercury reported in September 2016 the authority applied for a £2million funding grant to create a congestion relief scheme around the Queensway and the B3440 junction in Worle, also referred to as the ‘malfunction junction’.

Worle Cllr Denise Hunt asked Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, executive member for highways, at a council meeting on November 13 when will some changes be seen and why commuters have waited so long, but he said ‘these things take time’.

Cllr Ap Rees added: “We have done what we can to improve road conditions but we are waiting on the Highways Agency.”

Cllr Hunt said: “The council and the Highways Agency should get on with it and get their business and people moving.

“Worle and Weston deserves better.”

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