Highways News Items
I reported in a previous article that I would be arranging a site meeting to look at having the Bus Layby reinstated near the Chineham Village Hall on Thornhill Way.
I can now report the meeting has taking place.
I met with a Hampshire County Council Highways Officer, PC James Charlton, The Chairman of Chineham Parish Council and the Parish Councillor who is their representative on the Passenger Transport Forum. This proved to be a very productive meeting.
There have been numerous sightings of dangerous driving, where car drivers are not waiting for stationary buses to pull off, but driving around the bus by crossing to the other side of the road. Visibility is poor and this is a very dangerous manoeuvre which could have fatal consequences.
I will be working closely with Chineham Parish Council who, like me, has been requesting to have the layby reinstated for several years.
Thornhill Way has clearly become much busier now, hence why I was successful in biding at a Highways meeting to have a Zebra Crossing installed on the same site. The Zebra Crossing is awaiting a Traffic Regulation order to be advertised and this is imminent.
I have been informed of the delayed opening of the Black Dam Roundabout. Highways England has announced they will now be fully opening Black Dam Roundabout in March 2016. This is very disappointing news as the delay will continue to cause chaos for residents and indeed local businesses over the Christmas period. I have been informed this is due to unforeseen problems with diverting and protecting utilities.
Please see Highways England Website for further details. Blackdam Roundabout UPDATE.