Mo­torists are hop­ing that road chiefs will see the light

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE - by Kirsty Parkin

FEEL­INGS are still run­ning high about the M20 junc­tion 10 round­about.

Mo­torists con­tinue to add their com­ments to our on­line Speak Out about what they want to see hap­pen when the road­works are com­pleted at the end of June.

Be­fore then we will be send­ing our pe­ti­tion, which is ap­proach­ing the 1,000-sig­na­ture mark, to high­ways chiefs to show that the peo­ple of Ash­ford will not be happy if the traf­fic chaos re­turns.

Re­cent com­ments on our web­site show that for a lot of road users, tem­po­rar­ily turn­ing the traf­fic lights off has been the cause of the round­about flow­ing more freely and that re­in­stat­ing them would be “mad­ness”.

Some of you would like to see a speed cam­era put in their place to en­sure the area does not be­come a race track.

On Speak Out, John Stone of Willes­bor­ough said: “At any ma­jor junc­tion there is a choice be­tween traf­fic lights or a round­about, not both.

“It has been made clear since the re­moval of the lights from junc­tion 10 the traf­fic flow has greatly im­proved.

“It would be mad­ness to re­in­state them.”

Ron Ward of Ash­ford said: “I gave up us­ing this junc­tion years ago be­cause the lights caused so much con­ges­tion. It is a re­lief to be able to use it again now the lights are gone. DO NOT re­in­state them.”

The High­ways Agency says it is con­sid­er­ing all op­tions and will make a de­ci­sion be­fore the works are com­pleted.

To add your com­ments, visit the Speak Out sec­tion on our web­site at ken­ton­line.co.uk/ speak­out or write to Ken­tish Ex­press, 34-36 North Street, Ash­ford, Kent, TN24 8JR.

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