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What happens next?

We hope to introduce the closure in Summer 2019.

This will be delivered using an experimental traffic order to trial the road closure for a maximum of 18 months. During the first six months of operation, anyone can submit written comments or objections.

We will monitor the road during this closure to see whether traffic is reduced and road safety improved. Before the closure could be made permanent, a statutory process would need to be followed which includes publication of notice and formal consultation.