A RETIRED civil engineer has come up with a plan he says would end north Colchester’s traffic jams.

Wilf Ring is suggesting the answer is to build two new relief roads linking the congested North Station area with points to the north and east.

The plans would involve cutting through two sections of Highwoods Country Park, something Mr Ring admits could prove controversial.

However, he insists the benefits would outweigh the disadvantages.

He explained: “My suggestions address problems that transcend just the North Station traffic problems.

“They would also provide an alternative to the always-congested Ipswich Road/Cowdray Avenue junction."

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