U-turn on ban at lights

December 20 2017

A BAN on traffic from Hambrook turning left at the ring road traffic lights was reversed within a couple of days after protests from residents and drivers.

A BAN on traffic from Hambrook turning left at the ring road traffic lights was reversed within a couple of days after protests from residents and drivers.

The ‘traffic management measure’ was introduced for a three-week trial in November as work continues on the Bromley Heath viaduct. Officers at South Gloucestershire Council announced they intended to continue it for the duration of the work because data showed it improved traffic flow on the wider transport network.

But this caused an outcry because of the negative impact the trial had had on people living in Frenchay and Cleevewood, so the council U-turned and reinstated the left turn on December 12 and thanked residents for their patience.