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Posted in BBC News School Report 2013

Controversial road scheme in Canterbury comes to an end.

A scheme to redirect traffic away from one of Canterbury’s historic monuments will end at the end of March.

The scheme which has divided local opinion redirected traffic around backstreets and caused major congestion at peek times. 

The towers built in the 14th century were suffering damage caused by traffic driving through the main archway.

Canterbury City Council in a bid to preserve the historic monument ran the years long traffic experiment to see if the situation could be improved.


Jason has been speaking to some residents and shopkeepers. Opinion is divided on whether the scheme should remain


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