6th Dec, 2016

New signs on Wellesbourne gyratory 'not enough'

Stratford Editorial 15th Apr, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

NEW signs on Wellesbourne’s one way system are not enough to keep drivers on the right road, it has been claimed.

Concerns were raised in the village about the number of vehicles driving the wrong way around the gyratory.

One resident on Church Street reported counting 13 vehicles in four weeks driving in the wrong direction.

New signs directing motorists the correct way around the one way system were recently put up but have not been placed where needed according to Wellesbourne and Walton Parish Council (WWPC) chair Anne Prior.

Drivers turning from the Church Street junction currently have no signs telling them they can only turn left.

Coun Prior told The Observer the new signs would not stop drivers going the wrong way.

She added: “We are very fortunate that no-one has been seriously hurt round this road system.

“We feel that it is only a matter of time before there is a serious crash as traffic travels very quickly through the village and we are increasingly experiencing large lorries using the gyratory system.”

One sign on the gyratory is even facing in the wrong direction.

Warwickshire County Council traffic safety engineer’s investigation of the road was completed at the end of last year and concluded the need to improve existing ‘give way’ signs, which has yet to be done.

And the council told The Observer there were plans to also add ‘no right turn’ signs at the junctions around Warwick Road and Church Street.