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Braintree district: "£0.3m is not enough to sort the A120"
6:00pm Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
Widening Galleys Corner is not enough to fix the A120 problems, it has been claimed.
On Monday the Highways Agency announced that the roundabout had been selected as part of its "pinchpoint" scheme which aims to tackle "bottlenecks" and facilitate developments.
It has allocated £0.3m to widen Galleys Corner roundabout and change the signage and road markings.
Speaking at full council on Monday Lady Patricia Newton, cabinet member for planning and property, said: “I think it would be churlish not to welcome £0.3million to be spent at Galleys Corner.
“However, I am certainly not going to stand here and pretend to you this is going to solve all of our traffic flow problems.
“It is proposed this will provide some short term improvement to congestion at this part of the A120.
“It is clear members that the district council will need the support of the county council and Highways Agency to look at the delivery of something rather more substantial to address the problems of the A120 and traffic flow through this district and which indeed will meet the needs of further growth in the economic development and housing over the next 13 years.
“I am sure members will agree with me that the dualling of the A120 between Braintree and Marks Tey is still the overall and only solution and that will bring the quality of road infrastructure that we are right to expect and bring us up to the standard of the A120 between Braintree and Stansted Airport.”
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