Mike Watts at the Kelston Toll Road. See SWNS story SWROAD; A savvy businessman who was sick of roadworks near his home has defied his council and built his own TOLL ROAD — the first for more than 100 YEARS. Grandfather Mike Watts, 62, was fed up of an hour long detour caused by roadworks after just a few hundred metres of highway was cordoned off thanks to a landslip. The entrepreneur hired a crew of workmen and ploughed #150,000 of his own cash into building a 365m long professional-standard bypass road in a field next to the closed A431. The road which opened on Friday is the first privately run toll road to be built since cars became a familiar sight on British roads more than 100 years ago.