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GLOS AND GWENT TO BE CONSULTED OVER SEVERN TOLL EVASION (HANSARD)

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A survey commissioned by the transport secretary has revealed that on average 1,500 vehicles travel west through Gl...
A survey commissioned by the transport secretary has revealed that on average 1,500 vehicles travel west through Gloucester to avoid paying tolls across the Severn bridge, Robert Key, minister for roads and traffic reported to Commons (WA, 19 July, col81).

Allaying fears of the possibility of traffic congestion, Mr Key said:

'As the extra traffic is evenly spread over the M50 and the three other main diversion routes and also evenly spread over 24 hours, it amounts to no more than one extra vehicle every seven or eight minutes on each route.'

He will be inviting representatives of Gloucestershire and Gwent CCs to meet him to discuss these findings.
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