Tuesday, 9 July 2013
RIP Saltaire roundabout
The time has come..... After years of argument and planning discussions, the junction at Saltaire roundabout is to be altered, to try to relieve the traffic congestion. I have mentioned before how dangerous it is. At present six roads converge, three of them main arterial routes. There are numerous accidents, even more near-misses and I feel that I'm putting my life and my car at risk every time I try to negotiate it.
Starting later this month, they are going to remove the roundabout, close off two of the smaller roads and make the junction traffic-light controlled. The work is predicted to take up to six months - so that will be six months of increased hell for all of us living locally, with the hope that in the long-run it will be better. I doubt it will reduce the congestion and queues at peak times but it might make it a safer junction.
I thought I'd better take a photo for posterity. This view will soon look a bit different.