Saturday, 26 April 2014

Council carrying out safety audit on Forge Roundabout

A few weeks ago I wrote to Telford & Wrekin Council highlighting the dangerous new layout of the Forge Roundabout and the girdlock caused by the changes to the Malinslee roundabout by the new Asda. I have had the following response:

Forge Roundabout

This junction was designed by a consultant on behalf of the Highways Agency due to the links with the M54, we have undertaken monitoring at the junction over recent weeks and have raised a number of issues in conjunction with the police. As a result an independent party will be undertaking a stage 3 safety audit in May to recommend any alterations or additions required.

Malinslee Roundabout

Monitoring of this junction has also been undertaken following the installation of the signals and alterations have been made to the signal timings however there were road closures in place in the town centre when you experienced heavy flows on Hall Park Way which would obviously affect traffic flows elsewhere. We have identified possible alterations that may be undertaken regarding timings and intend on making changes during early to mid May to assist with existing and proposed traffic movement restrictions while work progresses.