In support of the fight against traffic chaos

PUBLISHED: 09:38 10 November 2006 | UPDATED: 12:06 04 May 2010

I STRONGLY support the views of Paul Griffiths as expressed in his letter End Traffic Chaos in the Ely Standard on November 2. There is no reason why large heavy lorries should be allowed to use Broad Street as a shortcut from the B142 Stuntney Causeway t

I STRONGLY support the views of Paul Griffiths as expressed in his letter End Traffic Chaos in the Ely Standard on November 2.

There is no reason why large heavy lorries should be allowed to use Broad Street as a shortcut from the B142 Stuntney Causeway to Prickwillow Road causing vibration and environmental pollution to residents along the way. The diversion used for three weeks by the monstrous lorries took them away from the city along the C315 (Queen Adelaide Way) into the B1382 and then to Prickwillow Road. This diverted route takes the lorries away from the densely housed areas in Broad Street and Lisle Lane into the sparsely populated sections of Queen Adelaide. The traffic jams that we saw in the city centre recently were the result of all traffic being diverted from Broad Street. If in future, only the large, heavy lorries were diverted, there would be no adverse effect on the centre's traffic; in fact any effect would be a positive one, lessening the lorry traffic in Lisle Lane which is used heavily by cars.

Come on County Highways Department! Take a positive stand and get the lorries out of Ely.

JAMES COPPOLA

Broad Street

Ely

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