Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Not too long ago, on the road between Bath and Bristol, there was a landslide that closed part of the road.  The necessary detour was adding about an hour to the trip and commuters were getting very frustrated.  Government repairs were estimated to be another five months away before completion. Fed up with the situation, a local man hired a field, brought in some gravel and created a detour which he has set up as a private toll road.  The 2 pounds it cost you to use it is less than the petrol it would cost to go around the long detour.  And thus we have the first private toll road in England in 100 years.

You can read about it more detail here at 22 words.

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