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Congestion fears for Brigg road

Congestion at the already busy Atherton Way roundabout in  Brigg -that could be set to increase with the new relief road.. EMN-140417-104459001

Congestion at the already busy Atherton Way roundabout in Brigg -that could be set to increase with the new relief road.. EMN-140417-104459001

A former mayor of Brigg has described plans to develop an access road from Grammar School Road to Atherton Way as ‘crazy’.

Freeman of Brigg Tom Glossop made this assessment at the annual town meeting held last week.

Mr Glossop has long campaigned for a relief road to relieve congestion on Grammar School Road.

Much of the regular traffic is caused because of the two schools The Vale Academy and St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School being on the road, as well as there being only the one entry and exit route.

The recent announcement by North Lincolnshire Council said that phase one of the new road would come out onto Atherton Way.

On this announcement, Mr Glossop told the meeting: “The idea of Atherton Way is crazy.

“The long stated aim of the Town Council is for the link to go through to Wrawby Road.”

Mr Glossop said there was already congestion around the Atherton Way roundabout by Tesco and the Riverside Surgery.

He believed that the new relief road would only add to this.

Speaking on behalf of the North Lincolnshire Council Councillor Rob Waltham said:“Funding is there to do Phase One through Atherton Way.

“The longer term is 
to link up with Wrawby Road,” Coun Waltham told the Rasen Mail.

“The new rebuild of The Vale Academy is set to take place in 2015 and plans are to have the new access road started before then,” Coun Waltham continued.

“School buses will access The Vale Academy from Atherton Way.

“The new school will be built on what is now the playing field between the existing school.”


 

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