Man Builds a Toll Road Through His Field, Helps Others Avoid Detour

Man Builds a Toll Road Through His Field, Helps Others Avoid Detour

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Businessman Mike Watts has opened a road across his field to help English commuters between Bristol and Bath avoid an enormous detour because of roadwork.

Like many far-fetched ideas this one was born in a pub.

Two friends decided to spend £150,000 to build the 400 yards (365 metres) of road. Charging £2 per car, the step would save hundreds of commuters 15 minutes on their travel time each way.

(WATCH the video or READ the story at the Guardian)

Story tip from Shannan Heinitz – Photo by Kay Gaensler (with CC license)

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