Over the past month work crews have been busily working away putting traffic lights installing new traffic lights on the Reginald Mitchell Way and Chattered Road roundabout.
One of the improvements I was happy to see was that the lanes for the roundabout have been altered.
The Bankeyfields Residents Association, have been championing safer conditions on Reginald Mitchell Way for nearly 10 years, with most complaints going on death ears.
However after making a case to both local councillors, and our local Chief Inspector Adrian Roberts one of our requests, to do something about the incredibly poor lane discipline on the roundabout by the Genesis Centre. Be this feed in white lines on the road so drivers use the three lanes, rather than treat the roundabout as a double lane, or in other cases single lane road.
The roundabout has been the start of many road rage incidents which then carry on up Reginald Mitchell Way after one driver is cut up by another.
The new lane markings now have the left hand lane, for left only down Chatterley Road towards the new Industrial Estate, Genesis, Bathpool and the Blue Planet. Middle and right hand lanes will now have no excuses for getting in each others way.
Thanks to all those that made this happen.
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