West of England councils mull congestion charges as traffic from toll-free Severn Crossing spikes


 

Local councils near the Severn Crossing are considering congestion charges to cope with rising traffic levels triggered by the scrapping of tolls on the bridge. According to the latest local transport plan from the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), “charging measures and controls” may have to be introduced to tackle congestion caused by the removal of tolls on the Severn Crossing in December 2018. Both the Welsh government and WECA – which includes Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol […]