Village traffic fears

Council candidate Ruth Wright is pressing to make sure that the impact of planned upgrades to the Wolstanton road junction on the A500 will be minimised. Plans to upgrade the Wolstanton road junction on the A500 have prompted fears that it will create more through traffic in the village. It will mean the two roundabouts at the bottom of Grange Lane will be reformed and an extra traffic lane constructed on the A500 in each direction between Porthill and Wolstanton.

But Labour's Ruth Wright said there were concerns about the potential impact on the village. "Residents are undertsandably worried that it will inevitably generate more noise and traffic"

"I realise that it will reduce congestion and improve traffic flows overall, but this should not be at the expense of Wolstanton. I will be pressing to make sure the impact locally is minimised."

Continuing her commitment to improving transport and local roads Ruth is also demanding the County Council takes urgent action to tackle a plague of potholes in Wedgewood Street and elsewhere. Scores of cracks and craters have opened up as a result of neglect by the county.



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