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‘One wait’ intro was a ‘nightmare’

 
Created on 22/02/2011 @ 10:27
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Commuters entering Welshpool to work this morning have reported a smoother journey into town without a repeat of the chaotic introduction of the new one-way system yesterday (Monday).
 
Long queues and confused motorists marred the launch of the town’s much heralded road system – fondly renamed ‘one-wait’ system by locals - and planners have conceded that it was a ‘nightmare’ introduction.
 
But overnight tweaks have alleviated some of the problems and while delays were reported, they were not on the scale of yesterday.
 
“It actually worked quite well this morning and to be fair last night was not as bad when I drove home,” said one Guilsfield commuter who was first to ring the alarm bells yesterday. “Let’s hope it just keeps improving.”
 
And planners have confirmed that the works on Church Street and Mill Lane will be completed in the coming days and that by next Monday, it should be near perfect.
 
“Yesterday was a nightmare,” admitted Town Clerk Robert Robinson who has fronted up the public relations on behalf of the developers. “With tweaks overnight it ran without hitch this morning. The road works in Church Street (right) will finish later today or early tomorrow opening up those two lanes. The works in Mill Lane will be finished by the weekend. Monday next week should be loads better.”
 
The time from WR Davies on the Salop Road to the Cross took an annoying average of 22 minutes at peak and motorists will be hoping this is reduced over the coming days.
 
“I still think, although disruptive, that doing the works in a short time is better than dragging them out,” maintained Mr Robinson.
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