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Letters: Could new roundabout tackle pollution problem at Lyndhurst?

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SIR – I write in response to a letter in the 28th December edition which deplored poor air quality in Lyndhurst, due to traffic congestion.

I have travelled for many years between Brockenhurst and Southampton, enduring the traffic hold-ups in Lyndhurst, which are exacerbated by the one-way system.

On the return journey, between Southampton and Brockenhurst, the traffic usually flows freely. Would it be possible to install a small roundabout at Goose Green and to restore the two-way traffic between Brockenhurst and Southampton, thus avoiding the long trail through Lyndhurst?

The fact that the derelict Lyndhurst Park Hotel is due to be demolished may give the opportunity to build a slip road round the back of the hotel and to form a new roundabout at the junction of Beaulieu Road and the A35. This would avoid creating another bottleneck in Lyndhurst.

It would also provide an alternative route for holiday traffic to link up with the motorway, thus relieving pressure on the Lyndhurst to Cadnam route which has long, long tailbacks in summer.

The people of Lyndhurst have endured poor air quality in their town for many years and this arrangement would provide some relief.

Laura Sunderland


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