The press labelled the area “Most dangerous roundabout in county”. During the campaign many accidents and incidents were reported which resulted in publicity on radio and newspapers. After many denials from the Highways Agency that there was an issue, a public meeting was held, and a petition signed to get the layout changed.
The press reported that the Highways Agency had made plans to change the layout of the roundabout. Once this became public knowledge, their plans were dismissed as inadequate and even more dangerous than the original layout. Accidents continued to be reported on a daily basis. The new “yellow” road just served to show the skidmarks more visibly and continued to hightlight the problems.
More pressure was applied when a posted video was viewed 68,000 times and the council brought forward plans to make changes.
START: September 2012
RESULT: Unconfirmed report that layout changed at an additonal cost of £1.8 million.