Swindon resident turns garden into lucrative toll road
An 80-foot toll road has been opened by the Duchess of York on a housing estate just outside Swindon. Featuring a shed, some petunias and a gnome with a fishing rod, the route shaves vital seconds off the journey between Acacia Gardens and Huxbury Crescent.
‘I’ve always dreamed of building my own little slice of highway infrastructure,’ said Jeremy Mole, who not only owns the new road but also works in the toll booth. ‘And with up to three cars an hour making use of my premium transport solution, I’ll soon pay back the cost of the gravel and the 50-foot matrix signs.’
Mole hopes to encourage more people to use his toll road and has a deal with the local radio station to let the public know when it is flowing freely. ‘And to attract road users to my bypass I’ve also taken to laying out cones and ‘Road Closed’ signs across neighbouring streets in the evenings.’
Dawsons creek (hat-tip to waylandsmithy)
Posted: Jan 5th, 2013 by Guest
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