Plan will increase roundabout traffic

I attended the consultation regarding the proposed road improvements at Billy Mill and Norham Road and was delighted by the plans for Norham Road but concerned about the plans for Billy Mill.

I wonder if readers realise that, if the plans go ahead in their current form, motorists travelling from the coast in a westerly direction towards Newcastle will no long be able to turn right at Billy Mill roundabout into Lynn Road.

Instead, they will have to turn left, go to the Regency Gardens roundabout and then turn round.

This proposal will increase pressure on an already busy roundabout and compound already difficult traffic problems.

In addition, I feel sorry for the residents who live between the two roundabouts, as it is also proposed that they, and anyone visiting their properties, will no longer be able to park outside their homes.

Concerned resident

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