New M20 bridge idea wins pub­lic sup­port

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

PLANS for the M20/Drovers round­about im­prove­ments have got a pub­lic thumbs-up.

Eighty-two per cent of re­spon­dents to a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion said the changes, in­clud­ing a new foot/cy­cle bridge over the M20 near Ash­ford’s junc­tion 9, were a good idea for the town.

And 81 per cent said the scheme would make it eas­ier and safer to travel across town by car, foot and bi­cy­cle.

Ninety-two per cent said the new bridge would pro­vide a bet­ter, safer cross­ing for pedes­tri­ans and cy­clists and 79 per cent said it would pro­vide an im­pres­sive wel­come and en­try point to Ash­ford.

The re­sults were re­ported to Ash­ford Joint Trans­porta­tion Board’s meet­ing.

They come from a to­tal of 82 sur­vey forms com­pleted at an ex­hi­bi­tion of the pro­pos­als at Ash­ford In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel in Novem­ber.

Artist’s im­pres­sion of the new M20 bridge at Ash­ford

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