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Addington Rd CLOSURE - Bad traffic management of Road Works

Reported in the Road and Pavement Issues category anonymously at 09:02, Monday 17 February 2020

Sent to Bromley Council 4 minutes later

MORE Chapter 8 signing req'd:- MORE CONES needed at closure point in Addington Rd by Layhams Rd Roundabout.... and another sign ACCESS ONLY only! A better coning layout should be used to only let residents enter.... NOT THE LARGE OPEN WIDTH OF ROAD as at present. Addington Road is closed north-east of Courfield Rise just before Coney Hall Roundabout. Traffic management placed at the roundabout at Layhams Rd is totally inadequate. a large percentage of north-eastbound traffic in Addington Road, which should divert up Corkscrew Hill is still going straight on through the "ROAD CLOSED" sign, towards Coney Hall Roundabout. Because of the barriers at the site of the road works this traffic then rat runs at speed through Courtfield Rise, back to Corkscrew Hill the intended diversion route. The dangerous rat-running traffic throughout the day and night includes vans and the occasional larger lorry. Its the speed of traffic in the off-peak which is a problem. In the peak periods there is more rat-running so speeds are probably lower.

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  • Thank you for your report, this is now being investigated. Information on our services and the timeframes we aim to respond in can be found: fixservices

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Bromley Council at 09:07, Monday 17 February 2020

  • Thank you for your enquiry.

    There are road closed and diversion signs in place but these are being ignored by motorists. The Council have escalated this to Thames Water and have asked for additional signage to be put in place.

    Any motorists speeding or completing illegal manoeuvres need to be reported to the police.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted anonymously at 15:28, Monday 17 February 2020

  • We have investigated this report and have made contact with the report originator to outline further details. This report is now closed on FixMyStreet.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 15:30, Monday 17 February 2020

  • Update at 4.15pm...just before the evening peak period. Traffic still constantly driving through Courtfield Rise who have ignored the Chapter 8 temporary traffic signs. Obviously there has been very poor traffic management liaison by the Council with Thames Water when these works were agreed. The lack of suitable Chapter 8 signing proves this.... it is not stopping traffic from driving straight on in Addington Rd at Layhams Rd Roundabout... Traffic should be using the agreed diversion route (Corkscrew Hill), NOT Courtfield Rise. Please confirm that the agreed signed diversion as required on the S14.2 Temporary Road Closure notice or the S14.1 Temporary Traffic Order does not include Courtfield Rise. Residents in Courtfield Rise have not received any letters of consultation, relating vehicles being diverted through their residential street.

    State changed to: Open

    Posted anonymously at 16:35, Monday 17 February 2020

  • Thank you for your additional comment.

    It was expected that there would be delays and traffic disruption in the surrounding areas with Addington Road being closed, which is why it was coordinated to take place during the school half term week.

    Thames Water have put additional signage in place but are unable to stop drivers finding their own alternative routes and ways around the road closure.

    The official signed diversion in place does not divert motorists via Courtfield Rise.

    We are unable to block road users entering Addington Road as this needs to be maintained for access for residents/emergency vehicles. The Eastbound lane on Addington Road (towards Glebe Way roundabout) cannot be blocked as Westbound traffic (travelling towards Kent Gate Way) is still flowing from the Croydon Road one way slip road next to the Wickes store. Larger vehicles (including fire engines) would also struggle to come in on the opposite side of the traffic island off the roundabout. It would not be safe to send traffic on the opposite side of the traffic island.

    There are clear Road ahead closed and diversion signs placed at the roundabout directing traffic into Corkscrew Hill.

    Posted anonymously at 15:58, Wednesday 19 February 2020

  • Thank you for using FixMyStreet to report your concerns to Bromley.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bromley Council at 17:55, Wednesday 19 February 2020

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