Emneth man, 86, thinks his bypass plans will solve Wisbech’s traffic problems

14:56 13 February 2014

Daniel Noone

Daniel Noone's suggested route for a new bypass for Wisbech.

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An 86-year-old man says he has come up with a solution for solving Wisbech and the surrounding areas’ traffic problems.

Daniel Noone, of Church Road, Emneth, proposes creating a new bypass from the A1101 east of Elm around the east and north of Wisbech to the A1101 between Leverington and Newton.

His bypass would require a bridge to be built over the River Nene near Leverington.

Mr Noone says his route would benefit Broad End Road junction, where there have been a number of fatal crashes.

He has written to several MPs about his plans but is frustrated by the lack of response.

He said: “Wisbech is practically bunged up and there is lots of pollution. It is past a joke.

“I think my idea is the cheapest option to solve it because you would only have to build one bridge.

“It is definitely an idea worth considering. I have lived here for 60 years.

“I have written to MP Liz Truss and MP Steve Barclay but I think my idea has been filed under forget.”

Mr Noone has had a response from MP Norman Baker, who felt it was a matter for Cambridgeshire and Norfolk County Councils to discuss.

Mr Baker said: “A proposal such as this would likely impact on the local roads both within Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

“It would therefore be a matter for both County Councils as the local highway authorities who have responsibility for making decisions regarding the management of local traffic and local roads.”

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