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Plans to ease traffic congestion in Bath

Could queues like this one in London Road in Bath become a thing of the past? Credit: ITV News

Plans to ease congestion in Bath have been given early support by the Government.

A new 'park and rail' station in Bathampton - with a large car park - will ease traffic in and out of the east of the city.

Plans also include a road linking the new station to the A36 - bypassing the city.


Mayor backs extension of Make Sunday Special

Bristol Mayor George Ferguson says he wants to see the popular Make Sunday Special scheme extended to other parts of the city. At present part of the city centre is closed to traffic once a month to host entertainment and boost trade

Is Bristol the worst city in the country for motorists?

Bristol is the worst city in the country for motorists. That's according to the Alliance of British Drivers who've made a video showing what they say are the main problems facing car users.

A recent report found that on average, commuters in Bristol spend 84 hours a year stuck in traffic. And business leaders have told ITV news that the situation is now so bad, it's hitting the city's economy.


One lane closed on M5 after collision between two cars

One lane has been closed on the M5 near the Almondsbury Interchange after an accident.

Two cars were involved in the incident on the Southbound carriageway between Junction 15 and Junction 16 near Aztec West.

Traffic was already slow after a caravan overturned on the same stretch of road.

A lane is also closed further down the M5 towards Portishead because of a vehicle fire.

Busy roads expected for the bank holiday weekend

Extra traffic is expected due to the Devon County Show Credit: ITV News West Country

Motoring organisations are warning we could be in for one of the busiest bank holiday weekends on the region's roads for years. Schools close today for half term and the Police are warning that Saturday could be particularly busy around Exeter, as the Devon County Show continues.

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