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Action on dangerous mini roundabout

October 11, 2020 1:16 PM

Vivienne Parry, Lib Dem .Shropshire Councillor for Ludlow South, is pressing Shropshire Council to remedy problems at the mini-roundabout on Foldgate Lane after a large number of complaints that the site is dangerous.

Vivienne said "This roundabout near 'Pets are Us' and the 'Squirrel' on Foldgate Lane has been in for some time now and there are still no signs to warn motorists or indicate who has right of way. The road markings are also worn. As a result, I've had a number of complaints about near misses at this roundabout. I know of one visiting motorist who told me he drove over it not realising that there was a roundabout there!"

"Also he street lights covering this area have progressively ceased to function over the last few years making the whole area much darker after sunset. Given the number of pedestrians passing between the petrol station, pub, shops, and nursing home this is making the whole area quite dangerous as the days start getting shorter. The light near the pedestrian crossing on Sheet Road near the junction with Foldgate road has also failed.

"I have been pressing for some time to get these problems sorted and I have been promised that the lights will be repaired in the near future. However, Shropshire does need to get the signage and road markings issue sorted as a matter of urgency. They clearly need to identify the junction as a mini roundabout and state who has right of way"

Vivienne has now asked the Highways Department again to address this problem before anyone is injured at this junction.