Pensioner plans to never visit city again due to ‘ridiculous’ road changes in Kent

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William Newman, 81, has attacked a new scheme set to be introduced in Canterbury in the new year. Mr Newman even claims the new proposals may be enough to stop him ever travelling into the city centre again.

The proposals will see part of the A28 in Canterbury converted from two roads into a one-way system.

Drivers entering the city will use both lanes along Simmonds Road under a new one-way scheme.

Meanwhile, the A28 at Wincheap will be used by cars heading out of the city.

Half of the road will also be converted into a dissociated bus lane into the city centre.

Supporters say the plans will help ease the major traffic problems often ease at rush hour.

However, local residents have already hit back against the scheme, warning it could have a massive impact on the area.

Mr Newman said: “It’s bloody ridiculous.

“It’s going to kill businesses because they’ll lose half of their trade.

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“The Simmonds Road junction is bad enough now, but if you get more cars and lorries coming out of there, it’ll be jammed up.”

Local residents also took to Twitter to vent their anger at the new road plans.

JannerJo said: “When there’s lights/traffic etc on Wincheap the streets round Oxford / Heaton / Zealand [roads completely] snarl up.

“[Very] dangerous as people get angry and frustrated [with] parked cars & dodgy junctions.

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