Traf­fic lights are ‘needed’

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

TRAF­FIC lights will be needed at the M20 junc­tion 10 round­about for pub­lic safety, the county’s cabi­net mem­ber for high­ways claims.

At a meet­ing of Kent County Coun­cil’s cabi­net last week, bor­ough and county coun­cil­lor Ge­orge Koowa­ree (Lib Dem) asked Cllr Keith Fer­rin whether he was in sup­port of this news­pa­per’s cam­paign to re­view the use of the traf­fic lights when the road­works are com­pleted.

In re­sponse, Cllr Fer­rin (Con) said he be­lieved the traf­fic lights would be nec­es­sary but could be altered.

“I have a great deal of sym­pa­thy with the users,” he said. “I’m pleased the High­ways Agency has said it will re­view the need for traf­fic lights and at a re­cent meet­ing with them, they said it was un­der con­sid­er­a­tion.

“How­ever, with the pedes­trian bridge through the junc­tion, there will be a need for sig­nals to help pedes­tri­ans cross safely. It may be how­ever, that th­ese sig­nals could be at peak time only.”

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