Green light for £8.1m roadworks to ease A326 congestion
POOR USE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY
I don't have any say in how Hampshire County Council, the Local Enterprise Partnership and Government choose to spend taxpayer's money. If I had been asked, I would have said that improving the flow of a few roundabouts at the southern end of the A326 is a poor use of £8 million.
None of this money will do much to ease congestion where it really matters. It will simply speed traffic along the southern part of the A326, so it queues up along the single carriageways, bypassing Marchwood and Totton.
The decision does nothing to increase accessibility for the residents of Marchwood and Totton. We are crying out for better junctions that will enable people to cross the A326 and enter the New Forest.
Once again, the Conservatives have carried out no consultation. They always think they know best and they are surprised and even shocked when local people tell them that they are wasting money on the wrong things.
The A326, one of the New Forest's busiest roads, could be transformed under multi-million-pound plans to tackle traffic ahead of proposals for 1,500 homes.
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