HAVING read Gary Cullen’s letter regarding the traffic problems on the A49 (herefordtimes.com, February 3), I agree something has to be done.

Trying to get into the city from the south-west along the A465 is currently a nightmare.

The road is normally at a standstill from the Clehonger road junction with complete chaos at McDonald’s in Belmont where traffic is strewn over the entrance with vehicles queueing and trying to pass the fast food outlet.


Now there are plans to add 2,500 vehicles a day to this with the possible addition of a Lidl next door on the current Three Counties Hotel site, on top of the expansion of traffic due to extensive home building in the Golden Valley area.

What we need is better traffic management, plus the reinstatement of the southern relief road.


During the past month, one of the bridges across the Wye was closed due to flooding.

This put a greater strain on the A49/A465 junction, the relief road would do what it says on the tin.

Moss filters are not the answer, traffic management is.


Kingstone, near Hereford

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