Proposed ring road junction changes ‘will lock in car dependency’

Emersons Green Town Council has lodged an objection to the proposed £30m A4174 Ring Road junction improvement scheme.

South Gloucestershire Council is currently consultating on plans for five roundabouts – Lyde Green, The Rosary (also known as Emersons Green Roundabout), Siston Hill, Deanery Road at Warmley and Kingsfield at Longwell Green.

Throughabouts are proposed at the Siston Hill, Deanery Road and Kingsfield junctions. The Wraxall Road

How the Emersons Green Roundabout would look

junction at Warmley is currently being converted into the district’s first throughabout.

Emersons Green Town Council, which declared a climate emergency in February, said: “The town council considers that the proposed scheme would increase car journeys, worsen air pollution and lock in car dependency. It is also considered that the scheme would bring years of disruption for local residents and that the high cost of the project does not represent value for money for residents.”

South Gloucestershire Council says the proposed improvements will improve capacity and connections for walking and cycling, as well as help the flow of public transport. The work would be subject to funding from the Department for Transport. A 12-week public consultation ends on 16th August.

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Paper copies of the response form are available at Kingswood One Stop Shop. You can ask for a printed one or an alternative format by calling 01454 868000.

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