Local MP welcomes roundabout funding boost

Chris Skidmore MP has welcomed the news that South Gloucestershire Council has recently approved more than £5 million in transport infrastructure funding boost during its return to Council business in its first virtual public Cabinet meeting.

At this meeting, the Council approved a total of £5.199million additional WECA funding, which will go towards the planned improvements to Wraxall Road Roundabout on the A4174 Ring Road at Warmley.

The scheme aims to improve vehicular capacity and reduce congestion at the well-used junction with Tower Road and Wraxall Road, which is currently without traffic signals.

The roundabout can see significant congestion during the busiest times of the day, with local motorists experiencing delays and increased traffic, with a further impact on local public transport services.

The local MP for Kingswood has welcomed this decision, and said: “I was delighted to hear about the approval of this funding by the Council and look forward to seeing this used to improve local transport infrastructure at such an important junction for local residents and motorists. As the local MP I am aware of residents' concerns about congestion and problems with queuing during busy hours, and therefore welcome this investment which will help reduce delays and improve traffic flows along the Ring Road."

Also welcoming the Wraxall Road funding, Cllrs Sam Bromiley and Elizabeth Bromiley, who represent the Parkwall and Warmley Ward and have been active in campaigning for improvements to the junction, said: “We are pleased that the Council are now able to make improvements to the Wraxall Road roundabout with this funding. It has been a pinch point in our road network for far too long and needs significant work for some time. This will make it more suitable for the amount of vehicles that use it on a regular basis and will have a massive impact to motorists and residents in our area.”