Loughborough traffic survey begins

Motorists in a Leicestershire town will be flagged down by police officers as part of a major traffic survey.

The project will be conducted by the county council and is designed to find out about people's journeys and travel patterns in and around Loughborough.

The information will then be used to form part of a bid for government money for an inner relief road for the town.

The scheme was put on hold following the government's Spending Review last autumn.

Noise reduction

Drivers will be asked a few brief questions including where they are travelling to and from and the purpose of their journey.

Lesley Pendleton, county council cabinet member for environment and transport, said: "We appreciate there are strains on the public purse but we are making the case for this important scheme.

"The improvements would be a major boost for Loughborough town centre, taking away a lot of through traffic and reducing noise and pollution, as well as making the area safer.

"We urge drivers to stick to their normal routes to keep the results as accurate as possible and would stress that every effort will be made to minimise delays."

The authority will be carrying out the survey over three days starting on Tuesday.

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