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Third Crossing

PUBLISHED: 12:56 09 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:14 05 July 2010

WITH regard to the third crossing, Waveney MP Bob Blizzard is reported as saying (Journal, August 22) … "that we have never had the scheme on a list or a location for a third crossing… "

I would point out that in 1966 East Suffolk County Council published the Lowestoft Draft Town Map Review.

WITH regard to the third crossing, Waveney MP Bob Blizzard is reported as saying (Journal, August 22) … “that we have never had the scheme on a list or a location for a third crossing… ”

I would point out that in 1966 East Suffolk County Council published the Lowestoft Draft Town Map Review. This envisaged, among many other things, a Carlton Colville bypass, a spine road north and south of Lake Lothing and a third crossing at Riverside Road.

Well, we have the southern relief road (Tom Crisp Way), the Carlton Colville bypass (Castleton Avenue) and the northern spine road (Peto Way and Millennium Way) much as devised in 1966.

Now that the Waveney Campus may not come to pass the site for a third crossing at Riverside Road would still be available.

All the roads are in place north and south and it just needs common sense on the part of the Department of Transport to select that spot.

So the plans of 1966 may yet come to pass and that would be a bonus for us all by keeping large volumes of traffic away from the town centre/Station Square area. It would also enable the railway station remain where it is. New road building/widening would not be necessary if the Riverside Road location is used.

S R JONES

The Gardens

Carlton Colville

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