Bypass closure is a recipe for chaos
SIR – All Fools Day appears to have come early for Hertfordshire Highways. A notice on Page 67 in last week s Comet announces the forthcoming closure of the Wymondley bypass. The diversion is, unbelievably, via Baldock (High Street, presently closed) an
SIR - All Fools' Day appears to have come early for Hertfordshire Highways.
A notice on Page 67 in last week's Comet announces the forthcoming closure of the Wymondley bypass. The diversion is, unbelievably, via Baldock (High Street, presently closed) and the Stotfold and Arlesey bypasses then back to Hitchin via the A600 at Henlow.
Those who do not know the area will of course follow their GPS and get stuck in the 'traffic-calming' pinches in Little Wymondley.
Those who do know the area will use the rat-run through Todd's Green, Titmore Green and St Ippolyts, which should be fun.
The pinches in Little Wymondley do not slow down individual vehicles. I have witnessed motor cycle groups doing at least 80mph through the village on a Sunday afternoon. However, when traffic density reaches a certain level, nothing can move including emergency vehicles, so people will die.
The fumes and noise from waiting vehicles is not very green, nor is it pleasant for the residents living along the road.
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The pinches should at least be bulldozed before any closure of the bypass.
New Oak House