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Travel delays west of St. Nicholas

posted 12 Mar 2013, 18:34 by Ian Perry   [ updated 14 Mar 2013, 17:57 ]
There are numerous reports of travel delays around the Sycamore Cross junction of the A48 and Five-Mile Lane.  Witnesses report east bound queues from Sycamore Cross all the way back to the Old Post pub, to the west of Bonvilston, caused by the turning on of temporary traffic signals, whilst traffic signals are installed at the junction.  

Whilst the works have been in progress, the narrow traffic lanes have resulted in "unusual" behaviour, with motorists on the A48 stopping to allow others turning right out of Five-Mile Lane to do so ahead of them.  Clearly narrow traffic lanes do slow traffic and change perceptions and behaviour, as was found in the research for the DfT's Manual for Streets.  Sadly, the Vale of Glamorgan Highways Engineers do not appear to have read this publication.

Update:
March 15, travel delays continue between St Nicholas and Bonvilston due to temporary traffic signals at Sycamore Cross.  Queues stretched back into the village, pictured.





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