Tailbacks caused by March bypass roadworks provided vision of town succumbing to inappropriate expansion

The roadworks along March bypass illustrated the importance of this major relief road in diverting traffic away from the town’s central infrastructure.

Never have I seen so much traffic clogging every main road in the town as it did recently.

I use a cycle and it took me 20 minutes to travel from St Peter’s Road to Broad Street, going with the flow as it was between the Stone Cross the Fountain.

It was a vision of March succumbing to the mistaken idea of inappropriate expansion based on the town’s medieval road system, confronted with a worsening 21st century problem of traffic congestion aided by a determination to build many more houses.

The saga continues at Estover and the problem will become worse with large expansion.

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I can understand people’s concerns.

It is feasible that one day an eastern bypass may be necessary but we should ponder that aiming to be bigger is not always best.

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