One-Way Traffic System For Warminster Town Centre Deemed Not Viable

Friday 13th April 2018:

One-Way Traffic System For Warminster Town Centre Deemed Not Viable

A Traffic System Working Group was set up by Warminster Town Council in September 2017 to explore the need, effectiveness, viability and cost of introducing one-way traffic systems in parts of the town centre deemed to have congestion issues. Members considered the viability of introducing a clockwise one-way system for Station Road, Fairfield Road, Imber Road and East Street. This idea had been mooted on more than one occasion in the past and there were still advocates for its implementation.


The working group consisted of four councillors from the Town Development Committee with advisers from Wiltshire Council. Following lengthy discussions it was agreed unanimously that the potential problems a one-way system would create would be greater than any benefits it may
provide for town centre traffic. In particular there would be inevitable displacement of traffic to vulnerable areas of the town, such as Plants Green and Gipsy Lane, from residents living in the vicinity who wished to travel east.


Having decided that the introduction of a one-way system would not be viable because of the number of problems it would create, the working group has now been wound up.