Bay Gateway roundabout crashes force safety investigation Last Wednesday, November 16, a 44 ton wagon ended up in the centre of the roundabout, although police said coach outlet store the vehicle had "broken down".
Lancashire Police said it had counted six incidents there since the road opened on October 31, and had put more signs and cones out to warn motorists of the coach outlet coupons 60005 danger. Other people have reported seeing vehicles approaching coach outlet albertville mn the roundabout far too fast. Alan Butler, who commutes to Preston from Heysham, said the new road had been "great" in reducing his time spent on the road, but said the roundabout "seems to loom out of nowhere". He said: "I'm not surprised there's been accidents there. "There are no lights anywhere and the roundabout just seems to loom out of nowhere. "It needs lighting and maybe some of those lines in the road that you get going into speed camera zones to get you to slow down. "I think the basic problem is it's so dark up there, but something needs doing before someone gets hurt." Richard Helme, Costain project manager said: "The scheme has been designed and constructed to meet current highways standards, however as a result of the recent incidents Lancashire County Council have requested that these lane closures are implemented as a temporary measure. "We would still encourage people to old coach bags drive with caution if they are not already familiar with the new road. The lane closures will remain in place whilst mitigation measures to address the issue are investigated." Lancashire County Council is currently introducing the lane closures on the approaches leading up to and on the roundabout, and a temporary speed restriction will also be placed on the westbound carriageway. Diversion signs from the M6 are currently in place, while the link to the A6 will remain open throughout. A spokesman for Lancashire County Council said: "We're aware of five incidents of vehicles leaving the road at the A6 junction roundabout.
The common cause of these incidents appears to be drivers exceeding the speed limit, and finding that they can't slow down in time to safely negotiate the roundabout. "We have installed illuminated traffic management to narrow the approaches to one lane, with signage indicating a 50mph speed limit, which is designed to alert drivers to the approaching junction, and encourage them to observe the speed limit. We're also investigating measures to address this issue in the longer term.
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