THE Hereford bypass always provokes an opinion and after Herefordshire Council listed a number of routes as part of its western plan, we asked readers if they wanted a dual or single carriageway as part of our weekly online poll.

Almost 3,000 people voted and the clear majority - 42% - said they did not want a bypass at all because 'Hereford does not need one'.

A total of 37% put their support forward for a a dual carriageway as they felt the A49 needs areas to overtake safely while 15% said they did not want the bypass to go to the west of the city.

And the remaining 6% plumped for a single carriageway as that would cause less of an environmental impact.