Action Campaign Ramped Up Over Cirencester's Concrete A419 Bypass Section

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By Ciren_jill | Thursday, June 23, 2011, 23:05

Fed up Cirencester locals are ramping up their campaign to have the noisy and much-criticised concrete section of the A419 dual carriageway.

Ever since the road was first built and surfaced with concrete and not with tarmac as expected, there have been constant complaints about heightened levels of noise pollution.

Now an action group is stepping up a drive to have the Latton and Cerney Wick to Cirencester section, with campaigners saying that the noise is now so bad as the surface has worn further that they cannot use their gardens in peace. More information can be found at a419actiongroup@hotmail.co.uk

According to the group: "The Government keep moving the resurfacing

date, with the increase in traffic and, we assume, the wearing of the concrete

surface, the road is unbearable at times.

"It can be heard indoors with the

windows closed! If there is a NW wind I cannot hold a conversation at a normal

level in my garden, you cant be heard. The aim is to get them to resurface with

a quieter surface, not just replace it with concrete. We are fed up with being fobbed off!"

"An action group is being

set up, please email a419actiongroup@hotmail.co.uk if you would like to be

included in the details.

Although there are resurfacing plans in the pipeline by Highways, currently due in 2013, as things stand the noisy concrete will simply be replaced like for like, not with tarmac. The A419 Action Group aims to change that.

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