13 Mar '18, 2pm

via @cbtransport

After signs directing lorries through Melbury Abbas were installed without consultation in June 2016, village residents have recorded over 1,400 jams due to HGVs lasting an average of 27 minutes. This represents 630 lost hours for unfortunate local motorists, plus the damage the large vehicles continue to inflict on verges, road signs, garden walls and even telephone poles. During this period, the police had to close the road completely 15 times in order to sort out the blockage. Unfortunately, our local MP obtained £2.4 million from central government from the National Productivity Fund, which the council, already massively in debt, has used to progress this reckless plan under the guise of ‘Traffic Mitigation’. The majority of funds have been used to resurface the A350, but the county is also planning to install permanent electric signage directing lorries through the vi...

Full article: https://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/village-jam...

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