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Ambiguous road markings

Reported via desktop in the Road markings category anonymously at 16:10, Saturday 8 May 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Approaching Longford Island heading west, at the roundabout there are two lanes which both have arrows pointing straight on, indicating that you can get in either lane to continue along the A5. However, the left hand lane is actually for traffic turning left onto the retail park or onto the A4601. This is very confusing and results in drivers getting in the left land to go straight, which is very dangerous, as drivers in the right hand lane may not realise they are there.

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  • Thank you for your patience whilst we looked into your report. The current layout was installed as part of an improvement (between October 2015 & June 2016) to balance traffic flows using the junction. Lane 1 serves Retail Park & A4601 S (A4601 S is quite a large movement). Lane 2 serves A5 & A4601 N (A5 is predominate flow). Also lane markings were installed on circulatory to help guide vehicles, and the A5W exit was reduced to a single lane. The completed improvement was subject to the normal road safety audit process and signed off as acceptable. If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000


    Please quote 21923201 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by National Highways at 14:58, Monday 17 May 2021

  • Huge traffic queues in A5 north with Longford Island gridlocked due to cars trying to get into the Roman Way for the COVID testing.

    Posted anonymously at 12:47, Sunday 17 October 2021

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