Saturday, 29 January 2011

Heavy traffic fear in village as bridge reopens

Cllr Sue Hope at the restructured
Badminton Station Railway Bridge

The re-opening of a railway bridge is good news for Badminton residents, but people living in Acton Turville fear the return of heavy traffic to their village.

Cllr Sue Hope (Lib Dem, Cotswold Edge) said, “Badminton residents will be pleased to see the Badminton Station Railway Bridge reopen after a complete restructuring. The contractors have worked closely with residents during the works to ensure everyone has been kept informed, but the road has had restricted access for over two years and been closed completely for a year.”

“However, Acton Turville Parish Council has voiced concerns that with the reopening of the bridge, heavy traffic will return to using the narrow street through the village as a main transport route. Local people are still awaiting the results of a consultation on a traffic management scheme to tackle this. I have pressed South Gloucestershire Council to include this scheme as part of the Bridge Works.”

The Bridge will be fully open next week – 31st January – and includes the reinstating of an unearthed old mileage sign.

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