North Lincolnshire Council to make the Berkeley Circle in Scunthorpe "Fit for Purpose"
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The Berkeley Circle roundabout in Scunthorpe is well known as one of the busiest and most congested roundabouts in North Lincolnshire, the photo is from 70 years ago when it was fit for purpose and we all know what it looks like now !
In 2014 the North Lincolnshire Council under the leadership of Baroness Liz Redfern secured funding for 2.9 million pounds to be invested in the road layout at the roundabout, this was great news for the thousands of people who navigate the area on a daily basis. The Baroness acknowledged the area had been a major concern for over a decade and said the project to improve the road layout would be completed within two years.
Unfortunately under the leadership of Councillor Rob Waltham MBE this decision has now been overturned and the funding has been moved to the Lincolnshire Lakes project. At the full council meeting on the 1st March 2018 I asked Rob Waltham if he had any plans to invest in the actual road layout at the roundabout, he confirmed there no plans to invest in the area locally and that the 2.9 million pounds would be spent on the Lincolnshire Lakes.
This decision does nothing to help the immediate problems at the roundabout e.g. congestion, pollution, pedestrian safety, driver safety to name a few and anyone who uses the area will know there are accident near misses every day that will result in a serious injury or worse if something is not done.
I want to ask the council to look again at how serious this problem is, they have recently announced that 49 million pounds is available to improve road safety in North Lincolnshire and I want them to invest some of this money at the roundabout, please support my petition to get something done now.
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