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One-Way Work Begins

 
Created on 02/08/2010 @ 11:14
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Work on Welshpool’s one-way traffic system begins today (Monday) with the Town Council stressing that it will cause minimal disruption to everyday life.Broad Street
 
The town is keen to avoid the traffic nightmare created by the new Tesco store in Newtown, where tailbacks were measured in miles prior to its launch in the spring.
 
And with the new Welshpool Tesco superstore scheduled to open in November, town planners have moved early in a bid to complete the new road system ahead of time.
 
“The initial work will begin this week,” said Town Clerk Robert Robinson. “It is part of the long-term plan which will also see Welshpool benefit from new signage throughout the town.
 
“Welshpool does not have a large volume of traffic but it does have obstacles in its way which we want to try to eliminate to ensure a smoother flow of traffic through the town.”
 
Earlier this year, a period of public consultation revealed that 85 per cent of the town supported the one-way system but some have expressed concerns about the impact it may have on town centre business.
 
It is hoped that the system will alleviate the problems caused by delivery trucks parked on the narrow town centre streets and also enable an outdoor market to take place.
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