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Jenny posted..

St Marys way is being turned into a dual carriageway between Spring Gardens and Portwood Roundabout, an improvement that is massively needed - traffic can be terrible heading up the hill (and down the hill to the first set of traffic lights, now that I think about it). This phase involves building a new footbridge and widening the bridge over the river, so may take some time to complete.

Hempshaw Lane between St Mary's Way and Higher Hillgate is also being dualled as part of this.

St Mary's Way between Hempshaw Lane and Spring Gardens is remaining as a single carriageway, however I understand the long term plan is to do this too.

There is currently NO plan to run trams along there, and it's unlikely there will ever be a plan to do this, it's not even on a realistic Metrolink route.

[QUOTE=Serenity]no more than just adding a couple more lanes that will increase traffic onto an already harendous roundabout­čś». But who knows the thought process behind such decisions­čśĽ[/QUOTE]

I presume that you're talking about Portwood Roundabout? Have you ever used it? It's not exactly busy, I've never had to queue for more than a single phase of the traffic lights to get onto the roundabout, and once on it's usually a clear run round to the exit, even at peak times.

Horrendous is certainly not the word I'd use to describe Portwood, it's a well oiled machine. However people do get scared by the number of lanes and number of exits - though I'd argue those people shouldn't be driving on the road at all.