Have your say on Heron Way junction
Thornbury and Yate MP Luke Hall writes for the Voice.
REINSTATING the right-hand turn from Heron Way onto Kennedy Way is a part of our positive plan to help get Yate and Chipping Sodbury moving.
A consultation has been launched following our campaign over several years to reduce congestion and to improve journey times for local commuters.
Currently, buses, taxis, bikes and motorcycles can use the right-turn lane at this junction, but cars must turn left towards the Link Road roundabout, pushing more cars towards Yate.
Now that the Kennedy Way speed limit has been reduced from 60mph to 40mph, and the carriageway has a single lane in each direction, many residents have suggested that allowing vehicles to use the right-hand turn will reduce journey times and enable a more controlled exit of traffic from Heron Way.
Reducing congestion in Chipping Sodbury and Yate will also help reduce pollution levels, improve air quality, and support a more environmentally-friendly road network.
There are huge benefits of reinstating the right-hand turn from Heron Way onto Kennedy Way. It will help get Chipping Sodbury and Yate moving, create a greener road network, and prevent knock-on congestion in our local towns and villages.
We are currently in the early design stages and I therefore want to hear from you about what you feel is the best outcome for motorists and residents living nearby.
I have been grateful to the many residents who have already shared their views about the type of right-hand turn they would like to see.
The options include installing traffic lights, a roundabout, allowing all vehicles to turn right onto Kennedy Way or no change.
You can let me know your thoughts via my survey, at www.lukehall.org.uk/form/heron-way-right-turn