New West of England mayor makes new road key consideration

Highways Reporters

The newly elected West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, appears to have put roads at the top of his priority list by discussing a new A36-A46 link road in his first meeting in his new role.

The Bath Echo says he met a local Conservative Parliamentary Candidate to discuss his plans for Bath including the next step in progressing the A36-46 link road, the feasibility study.

Candidate Ben Howlett told the paper, “It is fantastic to have Tim Bowles as West of England Mayor and to have his full backing of the A36-46 feasibility study.

“I am committed to ‘Stopping Bath Stalling’ and have taken every opportunity over the last two years as the Member of Parliament for Bath to lobby the Government and B&NES for support of this project and have received backing from the Prime Minister as well as many in the Department for Transport and Highways England.

“With the backing of the new West of England Mayor, I hope to secure the feasibility study.’

Tim Bowles, the newly elected West of England Mayor, is quoted by the paper as saying: “I am already investigating the feasibility study for the link road to help alleviate the congestion and air pollution in Bath. I will also work with Ben if re-elected on June 8th to ensure a clean air zone is fully investigated for the city."

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