BANEs for some years wanted to introduce a weight limit on Cleveland Bridge and Warminster Rd. This proposal has been consistently opposed by Wiltshire because of the anticipated impact of such a scheme on Westbury which means they cannot get agreement on the route of a bypass.
We would seem to have an ideal opportunity to test Wiltshire’s position by having either the Highways Agency or the Highways Authority carry out a traffic survey around Westbury whilst the A36 is closed for remedial work.
The results of this work should assist all parties to move the discussion forward and move us all nearer to a solution.
We are writing key officers and politicians in the hope and expectation that they can ensure that this gets done once the A36 work starts or indeed confirm that plans are already in place.