The business view

Lizzie Ward, duty manager at the Salthouse Hotel, Neptune Quay, said: “The one-way system isn't very helpful.

Lizzie Ward, duty manager at the Salthouse Hotel, Neptune Quay, said: “The one-way system isn't very helpful. If our guests sometimes miss the turning, they have to go all round the system again and there can be bad traffic.

“Any proposal that helps ease congestion would be good.”

Ben Foxcroft, manager of Loch Fyne, which sits on the Duke Street roundabout, said: “It sounds like a great idea. I do not think it will affect our business and can only be a good thing.

“We have noticed that since they put the traffic lights by the new university that the traffic has backed up, but it doesn't affect our customers too much as many tend to walk and that crossing provides a safe place to walk.”

James Rook, managing director of Sanctuary Personnel, in Neptune Quay, said: “It probably has improved a bit recently but it is still very bad.

“When you are planning to spend £35million on a building, you need to think about how people are going to get to it.

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“If this new idea works, then great. I'm not a road engineer specialist though so I don't know if it will. All I know is the system doesn't work at the moment.

“It would be best to use a common sense principle to think about how to approach these things before they are built rather than afterwards.”