21st Nov, 2019

Temporary traffic lights causing congestion problems in Bromsgrove

Harry Leach 29th Jun, 2018

TEMPORARY traffic lights on Old Birmingham Road are causing unnecessary congestion according to a worried resident.

Eamonn Mcmanus, from Bromsgrove, noticed the traffic lights were erected on Friday June 22 and stayed there throughout the weekend.

The lights remained even though no road works were being carried out.

He said: “This is not the first time it’s happened – the only obstruction in the road is the light themselves.

“Hundreds of drivers have had their journeys delayed during the weekend through to Monday morning for no apparent reason at all.

“It is an offence under the Road Traffic Act 1988 to obstruct the Highway unlawfully.

“I am sure no one would object to any necessary work being carried out but this kind of incident happens far too often.

“Motorists, who pay a heck of a lot of money in road tax, are subjected to long queues.

“To me, it appears to be for no reason other than perhaps for the workers who, when they do finally turn up, have somewhere to park their truck.

“I have reported the matter to the Highways Agency so that the people of Bromsgrove can use the roads with more freedom.”

A spokesperson for Worcestershire County Council said: “We are aware of recent unscheduled traffic management on Old Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove.

“Whilst we can confirm the traffic management was removed prior to a site visit on Monday June 26, we continue to work all parties to investigate this thoroughly. “We apologise to all residents who were affected by this.”

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