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The Westbury Boards => Westbury News & Discussion => Topic started by: Pugwash on November 23, 2019, 16:37:37 pm

Title: Cleveland Bridge Weight Restriction
Post by: Pugwash on November 23, 2019, 16:37:37 pm
Whilst waiting around at the RUH yesterday, I picked up a copy of the Bath Echo dated Tuesday 12th November.  The headline story was regarding the imposition by BANES council of a weight restriction (18-tonne) on the Cleveland Bridge in Bath from January 2020, and that the council's  traffic management team is still developing alternative routes for vehicles exceeding the weight limit.

Haven't we been here before? 

All that will happen is that the diverted traffic will use the A350 making the traffic problems in Westbury so much worse.
Perhaps something to bear in mind when (if) visited by any canvassers of whatever complexion.
Title: Re: Cleveland Bridge Weight Restriction
Post by: baldy on November 23, 2019, 16:49:34 pm
Well ... it will give the Westbury A350 bypass a stronger case for government funding than it already has ...
Title: Re: Cleveland Bridge Weight Restriction
Post by: Pugwash on November 23, 2019, 20:52:09 pm
True, but it means suffering at least five years of increased traffic, as I understood that Wilts Councill will not be bidding for funding for a Westbury bypass until 2025.
The whole situation is a disgrace.
Title: Re: Cleveland Bridge Weight Restriction
Post by: Pete on November 23, 2019, 21:02:21 pm
Why do you think there has been so much work done on the A350 over the last year or so?
Title: Re: Cleveland Bridge Weight Restriction
Post by: Al on February 17, 2020, 12:30:35 pm
Can we have a story in the local paper every time a lorry crossed the station bridge in Westbury too? https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/another-lorry-caught-breaking-rules-3855910
Title: Re: Cleveland Bridge Weight Restriction
Post by: Pugwash on February 17, 2020, 20:32:20 pm
Why do you think there has been so much work done on the A350 over the last year or so?
Yes, Pete, quite a lot of money spent on the A350, not a great deal in the Westbury area.  Even with the road closures for re-surfacing last year, there is still a huge pothole outside of the New Champion, likely to get worse with the increase in LGV traffic.
I also wonder why the A365 through Atworth is not considered suitable as a diversion route, even though it is no worse than the A350 from Warminster to Melksham.  Perhaps some councillors live along there.  ;)
Title: Re: Cleveland Bridge Weight Restriction
Post by: Al on February 18, 2020, 09:01:52 am
Yes, Pete, quite a lot of money spent on the A350, not a great deal in the Westbury area.
The tar and chippings job they did the other month is appalling. Its falling apart already, making the road surface covered in loose gravel which is horribly dangerous.