CONSULTATION is underway on plans to deal with the increase in traffic in Up Hatherley following the opening of the Asda superstore.
CONSULTATION is under way on plans to deal with the increase in traffic in Up Hatherley following the opening of the Asda superstore.
Highways bosses secured £600,000 to address traffic problems in the area but two previous plans for the roads have been criticised by the community.
Gloucestershire County Council's highways team is now in the process of finding out from residents their thoughts on the third set of ideas.
In a letter to residents, David Wilson from the highways team, said: "The Asda store has now been open since September 2011 and Gloucestershire Highways has carried out traffic surveys and compared them to the traffic data before Asda opened.
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"The latest traffic survey indicates that there has been some increase in traffic flows on some roads in the area while vehicle speeds are about the same.
"Based on the information to date we have updated the proposed scheme which aims to make the route less appealing to through traffic while continuing to provide access to residents.
"The scheme is also designed to minimise any detrimental effect on bus service while still maintaining the safety and quality of life for local residents."
More than £40,000 has been spent so far on getting the roads right.
The latest questionnaire asks householders their views on making Hatherley and The Reddings a 20mph areas.
It also asks for views on gateway features at The Reddings junction with Grovefield Way, Hatherley Lane near Asda, Cold Pool Lane at Sunnyfield Lane roundabout and at Hatherley Road near the junction with Windermere.
It also puts forward suggestions of central traffic islands and chicanes on Hatherley Lane, a mini roundabout or speed cushions at Hatherley Road and Coombe Glen Lane, speed cushions at Hatherley Road and a more distinct junction at Hatherley Road and Hollis Road.
More traffic surveys will be carried out in September.
Up Hatherley parish council is hosting a forum, which is hopes many members of the community will turn out to.
It takes place in the village hall at 7.30pm on Thursday, August 30.