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Mile End roundabout improvements

Mile End Roundabout. For many people travelling to Pant this roundabout on the outskirts of Oswestry is a necessary part of the journey.

Highways Agency logoNow, following a revamp of the roundabout and changes to the access roads, people have taken to social media and elsewhere to complain about the new layout.

In the summer, the Highways Agency spent several months and £4 million redesigning the roundabout as part of ‘pinch point improvements’ but now, say some, the roundabout is causing problems for some motorists.

Just this week, Shropshire Council advised people via Twitter to contact the Highways Agency with any concerns about the roundabout.

A spokesperson for the Highways Agency said: “Safety is always our top priority – and we design all our schemes to meet stringent safety and design standards. The scheme at Oswestry was designed in accordance with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002 (TSRGD) standards.

“When followed correctly, the new lane markings at Mile End will improve the flow of traffic around this island, as drivers should not need to change lanes whilst already on the roundabout.”

What do you think? Have you seen an improvement in the way people use the roundabout?


3 Responses to “Mile End roundabout improvements”

  1. I have a formal complaint raised with the highways agency about this. As many will know, turning right from Oswestry to the A483 is now very dangerous due to the hatched lines. Take those out and it all works.

    The HA have apparently been concerned enough to take another look at rush hour.

    Maesbury Road is safer and that is saying something.

    awaiting response. Excuse anonymity due to insecure webpage.

    Posted by technophile | February 4, 2015, 19:16
  2. I travel through this roundabout twice a day going north on A483 in the morning and south in the evening

    In the morning queues are sometimes back to the 50mph limit, the entrance to the roundabout is to narrow to take two vehicles if a heavy lorry s involved.

    In the evening the traffic going south doesn’t really know which lane(s) to use with the result I have been cut up many times with traffic turning onto the A483 from the centre lane of the roundabout which at that point is for Oswestry.

    An even bigger concern is that lorries coming South on A5/A483 heading from Shrewsbury cannot keep to their lanes and cross into the middle of the centre lane.The result is that traffic in the centre lane is in danger of being squeezed between the them and anything in the outer lane.

    Posted by John Mainwaring | February 13, 2015, 17:37
  3. Well done roundabout is now a black spot. I won’t use it. What a waste of £4 million.

    Posted by Ian | April 5, 2015, 12:50

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