Hopes Canvey’s £18.5m road will go ahead

Hopes Canvey’s £18.5m road will go ahead

Hopes Canvey’s £18.5m road will go ahead

First published in Local News

CASH to alleviate congestion on Canvey could soon be found, according to a leading councillor.

The £18.5million Roscommon Way extension, linking Northwick Road to Haven Road, was officially opened in December 2011, promising to bring more jobs to the island and fewer traffic jams.

The final phase of the extension between Haven Road and Western Esplanade is yet to receive the green light for funding, but councillor Ray Howard says he is hopeful the money will soon be found.

He is hopeful South East Local Enterprise Partnership will hand over a grant in its next round of funding, in July.

Mr Howard said: “A lot of hard work went in on behalf of our submission and the bid for various strategic locations in our borough.

“It was gratifying to see that they had recognised an investment to have access to Canvey.

“I have to say I was disappointed the last phase of Roscommon Way on Canvey was not included and I did feel particularly disappointed because I know everyone who goes to Canvey in the evening knows the congestion in Soames Avenue and Canvey Road.”

Mr Howard says he and county councillors Rodney Bass and Kevin Bentley hope the Roscommon Way extension will be considered.

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6:14pm Wed 25 Jun 14

iknowbetter says...

Can we all assume Ray that when the road to no where is completed that Kingy can get on and build his housing estate, Come on Ray you know thats all he is waiting for, a purpose built road funded by the Tax payer so Kingy can get on and earn even more millions at the expense of Islanders.
I mean this has to be the only reason as those 1700 jobs you promised didnt materialise did they. Still you'll get the boy racer vote as they seem to be enjoying this new road that you said would bring prosperity and joy to Islanders, this really couldnt be further from the truth though as it seems it has so far only brought misery with Boy racers using it as a private race track keeping the true hard working people of the area awake all night.
Cheers Ray.
Can we all assume Ray that when the road to no where is completed that Kingy can get on and build his housing estate, Come on Ray you know thats all he is waiting for, a purpose built road funded by the Tax payer so Kingy can get on and earn even more millions at the expense of Islanders. I mean this has to be the only reason as those 1700 jobs you promised didnt materialise did they. Still you'll get the boy racer vote as they seem to be enjoying this new road that you said would bring prosperity and joy to Islanders, this really couldnt be further from the truth though as it seems it has so far only brought misery with Boy racers using it as a private race track keeping the true hard working people of the area awake all night. Cheers Ray. iknowbetter
  • Score: 10

7:45pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Eric the Red says...

Ever since I can remember (a long time!) we have been building roads to 'alleviate traffic congestion', and every year the congestion gets worse! Just sucks in more development and traffic.............
........going to hell on a handcart?
Ever since I can remember (a long time!) we have been building roads to 'alleviate traffic congestion', and every year the congestion gets worse! Just sucks in more development and traffic............. ........going to hell on a handcart? Eric the Red
  • Score: 4

7:24am Sun 29 Jun 14

Conison says...

This guy is a joke. I have been living on the island since January. I live close enough to Roscommon Way to be kept up all night by boy racers. This is some what frustrating for me as I am a police officer from another force and have to be kept up by idiots throughout the night.
Cameras were bought for the road but not put up due to Health and Safety. The police - although hard to admit are useless and are not seen during the hours of darkness instead sat at Canvey Way during the day.
all it would take is a marked unit to sit near Morrisons every Friday,Sat and Sunday and the problem would be sorted. I've seen the Essex Commander walking around Roscommon Way, probably catering for his PR however I can assure you if I were on his force I would be up at Canvey every night smashing out tickets to every boy racer on Canvey. The problem is getting worse. There are motor cycler boy racers who are using the whole of Canvey as a race track now. They are dangerous and will one day kill someone or kill themselves.
The PR stunt the other day was to get Specials up there... Funny enough I still heard the boy racers that night.
i called police recently after nearly being hit off my bike by one of the racers only to be told "oh we've had around 8 calls regarding this already"... This is Anti Social Behaviour which has been proven causes more problems to victims than crime. So why isn't anything being done about it?
The road is covered in tyre marks and this issue is getting worse.
developing that road will cause the boy racers to use it more and have more extension to race on.
Sort it out before I end up sorting the problem myself
This guy is a joke. I have been living on the island since January. I live close enough to Roscommon Way to be kept up all night by boy racers. This is some what frustrating for me as I am a police officer from another force and have to be kept up by idiots throughout the night. Cameras were bought for the road but not put up due to Health and Safety. The police - although hard to admit are useless and are not seen during the hours of darkness instead sat at Canvey Way during the day. all it would take is a marked unit to sit near Morrisons every Friday,Sat and Sunday and the problem would be sorted. I've seen the Essex Commander walking around Roscommon Way, probably catering for his PR however I can assure you if I were on his force I would be up at Canvey every night smashing out tickets to every boy racer on Canvey. The problem is getting worse. There are motor cycler boy racers who are using the whole of Canvey as a race track now. They are dangerous and will one day kill someone or kill themselves. The PR stunt the other day was to get Specials up there... Funny enough I still heard the boy racers that night. i called police recently after nearly being hit off my bike by one of the racers only to be told "oh we've had around 8 calls regarding this already"... This is Anti Social Behaviour which has been proven causes more problems to victims than crime. So why isn't anything being done about it? The road is covered in tyre marks and this issue is getting worse. developing that road will cause the boy racers to use it more and have more extension to race on. Sort it out before I end up sorting the problem myself Conison
  • Score: -1

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