LETTER: Sensible solution

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We were amazed to read about the roadworks, due to commence through Felpham village for the next three months, that are due to cause more traffic delays.

It is obvious that the traffic through the village will decrease when the Felpham relief road eventually opens some four years behind schedule (both relief roads were supposed to open 2012).

Surely it would be prudent to wait until the relief road does open and then monitor the traffic through Felpham village to see if these works are really necessary, which looks highly unlikely, as drivers will then be using the new road instead.

The only reason drivers cut through the village is to try and beat the bottleneck at the Butlins roundabout.

The next traffic problem will be at Comet Corner because of the increased traffic from the new relief road.

It has already become increasingly difficult to exit turning right on to the A259 from Middleton/Elmer.

It will be even worse when the new relief road opens due to the increased volume of traffic from there.

What is needed is a roundabout at Comet Corner, which seems the sensible solution.

Anne and Barry Ide

Willowbrook

Middleton-on-Sea

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