THE Centre Park Link project was much-vaunted as a solution to the traffic congestion which affects the Chester Road area.

However (and this is now admitted by the sign at the site) it is now quite clear that the bridge is really to provide access to Arpley Meadows to facilitate extensive housing development.

The effect of this together with the proposed traffic calming measures along Gainsborough Road will be to ensure complete gridlock in the area at peak periods likely extending back to Bridge Foot or beyond.