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Spineroad or third crossing

PUBLISHED: 12:23 28 January 2008 | UPDATED: 19:33 05 July 2010

HOW disappointing, yet unsurprising, to read in The Journal about Bob Blizzard's antipathy towards Suffolk County Council's proposed funding of the final phase of the Northern Spine Road.

HOW disappointing, yet unsurprising, to read in The Journal about Bob Blizzard's antipathy towards Suffolk County Council's proposed funding of the final phase of the Northern Spine Road.

The building of a third crossing is a major project which has to be decided at government level, not least because of the current estimated cost, in excess of £100m.

In comparison, the completion of the final phase 5 of the Northern Spine Road, relieving Bentley Drive, is an achievable project, ready to be funded by the county council (possibly using Section 106 money).

It will funnel much of the traffic away from the large residential estate of Park Hill, addressing many of the current serious safety concerns.

We fail to understand why Mr Blizzard has never supported our campaign for phase 5 completion and indeed he seems ill-informed about the design of Bentley Drive.

In the words of Persimmon's managing director as far back as 1999, Bentley Drive was “only designed to local standards as a local distributor road.”

He further explains that “having never been designed as an 'A' road, Bentley Drive is not capable of acting as one in a safe and efficient manner.”

Guy McGregor, at Suffolk County Council, is supportive and enthusiastic about the building of this road, as is Mark Bee, and it would be excellent news if Mr Blizzard could be equally pleased for a great many of his constituents.

Don't forget, Mr Blizzard, the residents of Park Hill and Park Meadow all contribute enormously to the success and vibrancy of this town.

We may live in the north of Lowestoft, but we are also your constituents. Please support the building of this new road.

MR and MRS A HOOK

MR and MRS C SWANN

MR and MRS G CASTLETON

(Residents of Park Hill)

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