April 2019: News from your local MP

March 27 2019

As the local MP, I have long been aware of local residents’ concerns about the Wraxall road roundabout on the Avon Ring Road, and along with local Councillors and campaigners, I have consistently raised these concerns and pushed for a solution to the issues of congestion and traffic jams residents have experienced for many years.

That is why I am delighted that following our campaigns, a £6.9 million scheme to improve the roundabout is now being considered, with the planned changes expected to reduce delays and improve traffic flows at peak times, easing congestion and queues which are currently affecting local residents, drivers, as well as public transport users.
As someone who has long pushed for such improvements, I am very pleased that work on this ambitious scheme is now underway as it will benefit local commuters and residents, and is part of a package of improvements to our local transport infrastructure which will help reduce collision and improve traffic in our community.
South Gloucestershire Council has recently launched a consultation seeking views on the proposed changes, and I hope residents and local drivers have had the chance to have their say on this key improvement scheme for our area.
Recently I have also welcomed the news that the Council has committed £600,000 in funding to improving access to the Mangotsfield Sort-It Centre. This is another great success for our local area, and as the local MP I have regularly worked alongside local residents and Councillors to push for improvements, and presented a residents’ petition alongside Cllr Ian Adams, to highlight residents’ concerns about congestion and queues at the recycling centre.
I am now delighted to hear about this investment, which will help address the traffic issues many in the area have experienced for years. This funding will help improve access to the recycling centre by creating a separate slip road to the site, reducing local traffic disruption. This funding will be welcomed by many residents who have raised the issue with me over the past few months, who will find the recycling site easier to use.
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