Winnersh: drivers urged to obey road signs on new emergency road after several car accidents
The council issued a statement urging residents to obey road signs prohibiting drivers from turning right on the new Winnersh emergency road, after a number of car accidents at the new junction.
Wokingham Borough Council first opened the new relief road at the Winnersh Junction on Monday May 10, creating an alternate route between Reading and Wokingham to ease congestion in the area.
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Since its opening, a number of car accidents have occurred at the intersection of King Street Lane, Hatch Farm Lane and Longdon Road, which are believed to have been caused by illegal right turns in the area.
A spokesperson for Wokingham Borough Council said: “Phase two of the Winnersh Relief Road opened on Monday 10 May.
“The road provides an alternate route around Winnersh to help alleviate congestion at the Winnersh Junction and surrounding roads.
Pic: Wokingham Borough Council.
“The new road design includes two prohibited right turns: vehicles can no longer turn right when moving south on King Street Lane on Hatch Farm Way or when moving west on Longdon Road on King Street Lane.
“The council is aware that since the opening of the road on Monday, some drivers ignore road signs and make illegal turns at the intersection and that there have been several collisions as a result.
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“The council urges all motorists to follow clear road signs and markings and not to attempt to make illegal turns.
“The council is installing more signs and will monitor the junction to review the use of illegal right turns, and will also work with Thames Valley Police to prevent motorists from making illegal right turns at the junction. . ”
For more information, visit news.wokingham.gov.uk/news/winnersh-relief-road-banned-right-turns/.