A12 study set to be revealed

RESULTS of an independent study into the “worst” road in the country were set to be revealed today - with a warning that making no improvements is “simply not an option”.

RESULTS of an independent study into the “worst” road in the country were set to be revealed today - with a warning that making no improvements is “simply not an option”.

Essex County Council launched its A12 inquiry in April with the intention of finding out exactly what was needed to improve traffic flow and safety.

It was the first council led investigation in the UK to be set up by a local authority into the performance of an existing road.

The council's leader, Lord Hanningfield, said the opportunity had to be taken now to deal with the “nightmare” road.


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He said: “We have to find a solution to make it better - it is terrible for people in Essex and Suffolk and we cannot just carry on regardless.

“Doing nothing is simply not an option - it is unacceptable for it to be so bad and it is unfair for people wanting to get to work, to school, to hospital.”

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He said the recommendations would be discussed at the council's cabinet meeting in September with some of the changes being implemented after that.

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