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The A388 road between Saltash and Callington forms an important part of the Primary Route Network in south-east Cornwall. Following a series of improvements during the 1990s, much of this strategic route is now of a good standard.
However, there is a marked drop in the standard through the village of St. Mellion and this creates major problems for road users as well as residents'.
After being promised a Bypass by St. Mellion International Resort, however, they failed to deliver, residents' now feel Cornwall Council have washed its hands of St. Mellion and its residents completely.
St. Mellion Bypass has now been removed from Cornwall Councils' major Highway Scheme on its Website.
If you live in St. Mellion you will be only too familiar with the reasons why we all would greatly appreciate a Bypass.
We would summarise these as: Social and Environmental.
The main A388 road splits the village of St. Mellion in two.
In 2004 the constant traffic passing through St. Mellion each day averaged 11,700 vehicles including 620 heavy commercial vehicles.
In 2011 vehicle volumes averaged 13,896 – 15,000 along with a dramatic increase of 923 heavy goods vehicles.
These subject the village to unwanted noise, speed, vibration and air pollution.
St. Mellion Cottages are 4 cottages, built approximately 1860s which have front doors, windows and entrance pathways sited just 2 - 4 feet away from the A388 road.
The Village Cottage sits a mere 14 inches off the A388 road.
Under the present situation, the A388 road through the heart of St. Mellion village has made lots of residents' housebound; a high percentage of elderly in the village fear the heavy amounts of Cars, Bikes, Vans, Trucks & Heavy Goods Vehicles and are unable to cross the road.
Safety: Up to February 2006, 32 accidents were recorded on the A388 in and around St. Mellion, of which 14 had involved personal injury.
From March 2010 - May 2012, there have been 8 accidents throughout the village, one of these accidents was a direct hit of the wall between the cottages and the road, to which rolled the car over and it landed on its roof directly outside 3 St. Mellion Cottages.
In terms of accident severity, the road through the village itself and the Golf Club junction have the poorest record.
The main objectives for St. Mellion Bypass, therefore, are to:
Improve the village environment for St. Mellion residents' and award winning school;
Improve road safety in the village and the Golf Club junction;
To eliminate Golf Club traffic using Church Lane / Church Park as a "short cut and rat run" to St. Mellion International Resort;
To eliminate a poorly aligned sub-standard section of road thus giving a more consistent standard of road between Callington and Saltash, therefore maintaining network efficiency;
Encourage non car journeys by pedestrians and improve facilities for pedestrians, cyclists and equestrians;
Residents of St. Mellion would be able to come together as one community again, bringing the village back to becoming a village once more;
To eliminate 15,000 Cars, Bikes, Vans, Trucks & Heavy Goods Vehicles travelling right through the heart of St. Mellion village.
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Like the removed parts:
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No last stand
No death streaks <------- **
No flame thrower attachment
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PLEASE STOP SCREWING UP GAMES TREYARCH!
Aberdeen City and Shire Councils and the SNP led Scottish Parliament want to spend £500 million + of tax payers money on a road to nowhere.
Road widening and better traffic management by both councils would solve all the issues without cutting a environmental swathe across the countryside.
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EDF Energy is proposing to build a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point in Somerset. This could be a great boost to the town of Bridgwater and the surrounding area however EDF propose to send all the heavy goods vehicles required at the site each day as well as the shuttle buses from two of their major park and ride sites down Bridgwater’s already over congested roads.
EDF want to build a freight management facility for 85 lorries and 1,300 cars at junction 23 of the M5 and a freight management facility for 55 lorries and 650 cars at junction 24. These lorries will be held at the freight management facilities until they are sent to the Hinkley Point site. The park and ride sites will operate shuttle buses to and from the Hinkley Point site and they will have to move several thousand workers every 24 hours as EDF plan to operate several shifts per day.
Under EDF’s proposal traffic will take two routes. Traffic on route one will leave the M5 at junction 23 and follow the A38 into Bridgwater heading out to the A39 (towards Cannington) via Western Way. The second route will leave the M5 at junction 24 and take the A38 (Taunton Road) into Bridgwater and turn left on to the A39 by Morrison’s. Both these routes are already very congested and pass a great deal of residential property, some of which is very close to the road.
In addition to this Sedgemoor District Council has before it an application from a private developer for a large 45 acre development, on farmland in North Petherton at junction 24 of the M5, including a five storey hotel, commercial space, petrol station, EDF freight management facility and park and ride for Hinkley Point construction workers. If successful this ‘Bridgwater Gateway’ development will create more traffic problems and has the potential to double in size in the future.
The roundabout next to the proposed site of the ‘Bridgwater Gateway’ development is already a major traffic black-spot due to its poor design, the motorway services and the congested A38 Taunton Road. Traffic jams form frequently between Bridgwater and North Petherton especially over the summer weekends and the extra traffic this development will generate can only make the problem worse.
We believe it should be a requirement of the ‘permit to construct’ Hinkley Point C that EDF build a northern bypass for Bridgwater. This bypass would run from junction 23 of the M5 and connect to the A39 west of Cannington. It would run across land that cannot be used for houses as it is in a flood plain.
EDF claim they want to work with Sedgemoor District Council to mitigate the effects of the Hinkley Point C Development on the town and leave a post construction legacy for the residents.
A northern bypass would be worthwhile both now and in the future. If there was a northern bypass it would absorb seasonal traffic and additionally it would remove the need for EDF to have a large facility at junction 24, rendering the Bridgwater Gateway Development an unnecessary and unjustifiable intrusion on farmland close to the residential area of North Petherton. EDF say that building roads is not their job but they propose to build a bypass in Cannington to prevent the traffic going through the village. What about the residents of Bridgwater and surrounding area?
The Hinkley Point C Development will take in the region of 7 to 10 years to complete. Do we really want traffic misery for all that time and what about if there was ever a proposal to build further nuclear reactors at Hinkley Point site?
Toowoomba plays a pivotal role in the state's transport network, acting as a hub for the Darling Downs and beyond. It is a focal point for both interstate and intrastate freight movement, as the Warrego, New England and Gore Highways converge in Toowoomba en route to and from the east. As a result, Toowoomba streets carry a heavy concentration of commercial/heavy vehicles. At least 25% of the heavy vehicle trips pass directly through the city of Toowoomba.
Increasing traffic volumes are putting pressure on the highway network that passes through Toowoomba and over the Toowoomba Range. Investigations undertaken by Main Roads and Toowoomba City Council indicate that the city's existing freight network will come under increasing pressure requiring significant improvements as traffic volumes on roads in and around the city grow significantly.
Most of the existing range crossing has a 10% grade and tight horizontal curves. This results in high levels of congestion and a very poor accident record. Coupled with the section through urban Toowoomba City the existing route falls well short of specified national highway levels of service.
Recent road investment has focused on improved safety on the range, and traffic management through Toowoomba. There is limited scope for further cost effective improvements on the existing route because widening to improve capacity and safety on the range:
* would not improve the steep grade
* would provide only short term relief
* would be very expensive.
And because the route would continue to use Toowoomba streets resulting in loss of urban amenity and continued freight inefficiency.
As a result, Main Roads has identified the need for a bypass that takes highway traffic around Toowoomba rather than through it.
Main Roads has identified a 42 km road corridor that runs to the north of Toowoomba. The corridor leaves the Warrego Highway west of the Helidon Spa, crosses the Range south of Mount Kynoch and continues west. It swings to the south-west to cross the Warrego Highway near Charlton, before continuing through to join the Gore Highway approximately 17 km south west of Toowoomba.
The new corridor rises 450 metres from the start to the top of the range with maximum grades of 6.5% (almost half as steep as the existing crossing). The road would be designed for a speed of 110 km/h as opposed to the existing range crossing which is suitable for speeds of only 60–80 km/h.
The bypass as planned includes:
* 28 km of four-lane roadway on the Warrego Highway between Helidon Spa and Charlton
* 14 km of two-lane roadway between Charlton and the Gore Highway near Westbrook Creek
* A 735 m long twin-tube tunnel at the top of the range
* 5 grade-separated interchanges
* A 200 m long viaduct bridge east of the tunnel
* 22 other bridge structures.
All land for the new road corridor has been acquired.
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WEST DAPTO/HORSLEY OVERPASS, Wollongong City Council's inability to implement correct infrastructure to sustain harmony in the environment of a thriving suburb/economy, and their complete lack of of vision for this growing community.
This bypass has been planned for 20 years and yet they still find excuses or better yet more financially viable ideas for themselves.
There are elements of the Canterbury Road Project, that include plans to (despite the existing bypass) actively discourage through traffic coming into the main Village Centre.
The local shops and Businesses have already suffered due to the bypass - through traffic means passing trade - and it is very likely if the junction priority change at Aerodrome Road, the traffic light priority changes and any other measures to reduce traffic volume and encourage everyone to use the bypass, that at least some of the Businesses may suffer, or indeed close down.
Then there will be no Village Centre to speak of.
Width restrictions, or weight restrictions would be a simple measure to discourage the HGV's. Traffic calming measures would be welcomed.
This petition is for those who support Building the US 29 bypass around Charlottesville & upgrading US 29 into I-83 in VA. It's your turn to tell the Governor that you are tired of Enviromentalists fear mongers creating gridlock.
This petition is intended promote fiscal responsiblitiy with federal and state taxpayer money by calling for the abandonment of this unneeded and unwanted road building project. U.S. Route 29 Bypass in Charlottesville, Virginia is one of the biggest pork barrel road projects in the nation, according to Taxpayers for Common Sense (TCS), a national budget watchdog organization.
The Bypass will again be ranked as one of the nation's 25 most wasteful projects in its 2002 "Road to Ruin" report. The total cost of the bypass would exceed $200 million -- about $30 million per mile or more -MUCH of which would be shouldered by federal taxpayers.
The local county Board of Supervisors does not want it. The majority of residents does not want it.
For years, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has tried to run this 6-mile bypass as their solution to growing traffic on Route 29. However, their own studies show this will not be a good solution (see petition below).
Furthermore, the proposed bypass would cut through the watershed of the community's main drinking water supply and pose an unacceptable risk from erosion, polluted runoff and potential toxic spills.
Under Governor Warner, the Virginia Department of Transportation has undertaken a realistic assessment of its projected revenues and project cost estimates and discovered that it has a major funding shortfall for the projects in its long range plan. It is fiscally irresponsible for VDOT to go forward with this expensive, wasteful project. Governor Warner can put an end to this project.
We now have a rare opportunity to stop the bypass for good. We need your help.
The Leesburg Town Council has proposed an Annexation Plan which will almost double the area of the town, and could allow 6.5 times more commercial space than is currently built in Leesburg.
It will promote rampant overdevelopment, increased population, more cars, congestion and pollution. The Town will lose its istoric character and the natural environment will suffer great losses. Quality of life for residents will go down.
Though the Town has claimed that the annexation plan offers many benefits, such as increased revenues and new roads, these claims are based on misguided expectations, and myths.
The Town Council's economic projections for annexation are based on commercial development equal to half of Tyson's Corner. This would increase residential growth pressure, and result in higher taxes.
More town-controlled land won't lure high tech offices to Leesburg, but it is likely to scatter commercial development and contribute to further transportation problems.
Added neighborhoods will pay added Town taxes, with a questionable increase in services.
New roads don't solve congestion problems, but instead lead to more development and new congestion. The Town will have to convert rural land to suburban development so that developer money can build a new outer Bypass built. Instead, the existing Bypass needs to be fixed to work properly.
Most importantly, the Town's Annexation Plan contradicts what local residents want--slower growth. Annexation will increase growth pressures as land speculators look for profits.
The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has been actively working to respond to local citizens' call for slower growth. This Plan is designed to overturn those efforts in the Leesburg area.
If you support slower growth in Loudoun and Leesburg, please sign this petition.