Residents want traffic lights to stay to improve safety at busy junction

November 28 2017

CALLS have been made for temporary traffic lights near Chipping Sodbury to become permanent so a busy junction can be safer.

CALLS have been made for temporary traffic lights near Chipping Sodbury to become permanent so a busy junction can be safer.

The lights were installed at the A46 junction with the B4465 Wapley Road near Dodington House because the B-road is being used as a diversion route while the Bromley Heath viaduct works are continuing.

The junction is just yards from the M4 and the lights are due to be removed when the works are complete. However, local residents want them to stay. 

Rob Cole said: "I have found they have eased the difficulty of using the junction quite considerably.

“Turning right onto the A46 from the B4465 is much easier and, because traffic now flows, so is turning left onto the A46."

Jo Cole said: "I am sure that having the lights at the junction makes travelling along the A46 and joining or crossing it safer for all drivers."

Westerleigh ward councillor Claire Young said: "A number of residents have told me they feel these lights have made the junction safer and in some cases have also reduced their journey time. They would like to see permanent traffic lights there.

"Given how close it is to the motorway junction, South Gloucestershire Council would need to work with Highways England to sort out any issues. We're calling on the council to do that and find the funding to make this busy junction safer.”