Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

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Rail Central (Strategic Rail Freight Interchange)

Received 13 December 2018
From Derek Cook

Representation

I am concerned about the environmental effect this project will have on the road infrastructure where I live. Towcester is a small town saturated with traffic -especially heavy lorries - which use the A5. Local major roads include the A5, A43 and A508.
The A5 runs through the centre of Towcester and is already highly congested. The A43 is a very heavily used road and this project seems likely to increase the volume of traffic using these roads. When there is an accident / blockage on the M1, the primary diversion routes used are the A5 and A43. Diverted vehicles add to the existing environmental problems of congestion, noise, and engine emissions. It seems that this new project might matters far worse.