Ascot Heatherwood Hospital road layout criticized by activists
ENVIRONMENT activists warn that a new road layout is an “accident waiting to happen”.
The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead recently completed work on Ascot High Street, confusing drivers.
New work was completed adjacent to Heatherwood Hospital with a new roundabout and a new pedestrian route on Kings Ride, in order to “alleviate the additional traffic pressures resulting from the new hospital and the construction of 250 homes” , according to the advice.
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But the activists claim that it is dangerous because the layout of the road is made from a confusing angle.
The Society for the Protection of Ascot and the Environment (SPAE) has contacted the Bracknell News following recent new work on Ascot High Street.
Peter Lynam, on behalf of SPAE, said: âIt took over six months to complete and caused major inconvenience. If you approach from the direction of Bagshot, there is no warning that the roundabout entrance is now three-lane. The first indication is painted on the ground but only after turning left to reach the roundabout, so you cannot see it until you are above it.
âIt causes people to change lanes without looking at the roundabout. If you’re coming from Ascot, you get that ridiculous sharp edge at the start of the left lane, probably because BT refused to move their comm mast.
They also claim that the road layout is “confusing” for drivers without prior warning of the third lane when driving from Bagshot.
He also added: “It looks like an accident waiting to happen. No advance warning from 3rd lane (in any direction). The first indication is the paintwork but at an angle you cannot see from the outside. advance. ”
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The council and the roads team said they had no concerns about the safety of the road.
A spokesperson for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead said: ‘This work was undertaken by the Heatherwood Hospital site developer and included improvements to the capacity of the Heatherwood Roundabout, as well as a new roundabout. point and a new pedestrian lane on Kings Ride to ease additional traffic pressures. arising from the new hospital and the construction of 250 housing units.
“Although the board, as a road authority, currently has no safety issues with what the developer contractor has delivered, road safety is paramount and we will continue to monitor how motorists adapt and interact. with the new layout, listen to people’s feedback and speak with the developer if any changes are needed.