One-way traffic system ‘not viable’

One-way traffic system ‘not viable’

Potential problems created by a one-way system would be greater than any benefits it may provide for town centre traffic, Warminster’s Traffic System Working Group has decided.

The group was set up by the town council in September, 2017, to explore need, effectiveness, viability and cost of introducing one-way traffic systems in parts of the town centre which had possible congestion issues. Members considered the viability of a clockwise one-way system for Station Road, Fairfield Road, Imber Road and East Street.

The working group of four councillors from the Town Development Committee with advisers from Wiltshire Council agreed unanimously there would be ‘inevitable displacement of traffic to vulnerable areas of the town, such as Plants Green and Gipsy Lane’, from residents living in the vicinity travelling east.

The working group has now been wound up.

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