Drivers won't pay for Canvey toll says councillor

Echo: Drivers won't pay for Canvey toll says councillor Drivers won't pay for Canvey toll says councillor

A COUNCILLOR claims drivers will not pay to use a new third road off Canvey and so priority should be given to widening Canvey Way.

Discussions are under way to creating a new access route on and off the island by extending Northwick Road in Canvey to the Manor Way in Corringham.

Suggestions have already been made to make drivers pay tolls if the road is ever built.

However, Canvey Independent councillor Neville Watson says focus should be given to turning Canvey Way into a dual carriageway, claiming it would cost less money and be more realistic, as talks of a third road have been under way for a generation.

Mr Watson said: “We all want a third road off the island. If you ask anyone, including myself, that’s what they’d say, but I think it is just a dream.

“The logistics of it are so complicated, and it would be very expensive to construct as it would have to be elevated in case there was a potential flood breach. The majority of drivers in these hard times will not want to pay to use the road when they can just use Canvey Way. We should be looking into something more realistic and deliverable like widening it.”

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11:30am Wed 1 Jan 14

Yermotherwouldn'tlikeme says...

Why not simply add to their council taxes, that way it will be evenly shared.
Why not simply add to their council taxes, that way it will be evenly shared. Yermotherwouldn'tlikeme

11:36am Wed 1 Jan 14

sunnydd says...

hmm toll roads in some area may reduce people leaving areas to commit crimes & entering those areas.
Benefits could be endless !
hmm toll roads in some area may reduce people leaving areas to commit crimes & entering those areas. Benefits could be endless ! sunnydd

12:45pm Wed 1 Jan 14

I See It All says...

Keep them 'on the Island' - sounds like a good idea to me.
Keep them 'on the Island' - sounds like a good idea to me. I See It All

3:22pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Yermotherwouldn'tlikeme says...

I See It All wrote:
Keep them 'on the Island' - sounds like a good idea to me.
Taking out the Benfleet bridge would help - stop the morons coming ashore PMSL
[quote][p][bold]I See It All[/bold] wrote: Keep them 'on the Island' - sounds like a good idea to me.[/p][/quote]Taking out the Benfleet bridge would help - stop the morons coming ashore PMSL Yermotherwouldn'tlikeme

4:12pm Wed 1 Jan 14

upset says...

What knowledge does this Councillor have to make such a judgement, he has only been a town councillor for a while. From a town council who has arranged a few GOOD street parties and some xmas lights, and not much else? I bet he has not asked the question of anyone let alone asked us all, well he did not ask me or my family, does that make this another Echo headline complete fabrication or just more untruths from a politician?
You can always rely on the Echo with the help of some Indie councillor to talk down what could be a very good TORY idea.
What knowledge does this Councillor have to make such a judgement, he has only been a town councillor for a while. From a town council who has arranged a few GOOD street parties and some xmas lights, and not much else? I bet he has not asked the question of anyone let alone asked us all, well he did not ask me or my family, does that make this another Echo headline complete fabrication or just more untruths from a politician? You can always rely on the Echo with the help of some Indie councillor to talk down what could be a very good TORY idea. upset

5:27pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Nebs says...

If it is built with a toll then there will be long term roadworks shortly afterwards on one of the other roads, forcing people to pay to use the toll road.
If it is built with a toll then there will be long term roadworks shortly afterwards on one of the other roads, forcing people to pay to use the toll road. Nebs

9:59pm Wed 1 Jan 14

johanuk says...

EVERYONE who is concerned in talks about a third road ONTO and OFF Canvey had the chance to make a decision BEFORE Sadlers Farm was re-designed! WHY was Canvey Way not widened at the same time????...........i
t seems a logical thing to do (but not using Birse Civils as contractors!!!)
EVERYONE who is concerned in talks about a third road ONTO and OFF Canvey had the chance to make a decision BEFORE Sadlers Farm was re-designed! WHY was Canvey Way not widened at the same time????...........i t seems a logical thing to do (but not using Birse Civils as contractors!!!) johanuk

7:40pm Thu 2 Jan 14

John T Pharro says...

upset wrote:
What knowledge does this Councillor have to make such a judgement, he has only been a town councillor for a while. From a town council who has arranged a few GOOD street parties and some xmas lights, and not much else? I bet he has not asked the question of anyone let alone asked us all, well he did not ask me or my family, does that make this another Echo headline complete fabrication or just more untruths from a politician?
You can always rely on the Echo with the help of some Indie councillor to talk down what could be a very good TORY idea.
Borough Councillor as well. Keep up upset.
[quote][p][bold]upset[/bold] wrote: What knowledge does this Councillor have to make such a judgement, he has only been a town councillor for a while. From a town council who has arranged a few GOOD street parties and some xmas lights, and not much else? I bet he has not asked the question of anyone let alone asked us all, well he did not ask me or my family, does that make this another Echo headline complete fabrication or just more untruths from a politician? You can always rely on the Echo with the help of some Indie councillor to talk down what could be a very good TORY idea.[/p][/quote]Borough Councillor as well. Keep up upset. John T Pharro

7:48pm Thu 2 Jan 14

John T Pharro says...

johanuk wrote:
EVERYONE who is concerned in talks about a third road ONTO and OFF Canvey had the chance to make a decision BEFORE Sadlers Farm was re-designed! WHY was Canvey Way not widened at the same time????...........i

t seems a logical thing to do (but not using Birse Civils as contractors!!!)
Apparently having Canvey Way duelled was on the original proposal as was a flyover onto Canvey from the A13, but the soppy cut across the roundabout was put in instead. Reason cost no doubt. So any chance of a third road off has as much chance as Barmy Boris's airport in the Thames. NIL. Plus remember the reason for the Sadler's Farm "improvements" has nothing to do with easing local traffic. It is to facilitate the massive lorry movements when the new port opens. Just like the roundabout improvements where the Manor Way joins the A13.
[quote][p][bold]johanuk[/bold] wrote: EVERYONE who is concerned in talks about a third road ONTO and OFF Canvey had the chance to make a decision BEFORE Sadlers Farm was re-designed! WHY was Canvey Way not widened at the same time????...........i t seems a logical thing to do (but not using Birse Civils as contractors!!!)[/p][/quote]Apparently having Canvey Way duelled was on the original proposal as was a flyover onto Canvey from the A13, but the soppy cut across the roundabout was put in instead. Reason cost no doubt. So any chance of a third road off has as much chance as Barmy Boris's airport in the Thames. NIL. Plus remember the reason for the Sadler's Farm "improvements" has nothing to do with easing local traffic. It is to facilitate the massive lorry movements when the new port opens. Just like the roundabout improvements where the Manor Way joins the A13. John T Pharro

7:54pm Thu 2 Jan 14

John T Pharro says...

Yermotherwouldn'tlik
eme
wrote:
I See It All wrote:
Keep them 'on the Island' - sounds like a good idea to me.
Taking out the Benfleet bridge would help - stop the morons coming ashore PMSL
Keeping people like you two off sounds even better.
[quote][p][bold]Yermotherwouldn'tlik eme[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]I See It All[/bold] wrote: Keep them 'on the Island' - sounds like a good idea to me.[/p][/quote]Taking out the Benfleet bridge would help - stop the morons coming ashore PMSL[/p][/quote]Keeping people like you two off sounds even better. John T Pharro

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