After a 50-year await a Hereford bypass and learning in the Hereford Times final week the consequences of Herefordshire Council coalition administration’s review of traffic congestion in town, the fashioned eastern route used to be lend a hand on the agenda. Expansive news!
Unless later in the file you is more likely to be suggested it can now not be a valid bypass however a bridge linking Rotherwas industrial property to both Ledbury Avenue or Hampton Park Avenue. A rapid skill to work for these working on the varied facet of the river.
Nonetheless no reduction for clogged-up traffic on the A49 except the council decides to undertake the eight-mile western route deliberate by the Tory administration, at the side of its 7,000 homes in a brand new township out in the nation-grunt.
Worst smooth a allotment of the bypass would struggle through the center of the two,000 houses the Church Commissioners’ belief to assemble on Kings Acre Avenue. No longer a wholesome or bag property to dwell on.
The eastern bypass, half the gap of the western route, would maintain been built in the early 70s however for a few now not-in-my-backyard objectors delaying a birth and the Labour Celebration coming into vitality and decreeing no more bypasses.
The bypass would maintain joined the Worcester avenue by the Bromyard flip with a hyperlink to the A49 on the Leominster avenue.
I reported the saga at the time for the Hereford Times.
Industry leaders and both MPs continuously entreated the Tory council to transfer east now not west.
Now they’ll want to lead the coalition community to full the project started by wise councillors half a century in the past.