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Unnecessary lane closed

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks category by Sarah Bright at 15:08, Tuesday 27 July 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2894850.

Cones are needlessly closing of the only right turn only lane from Sidcup Road onto Westbourne Avenue. One lane turning right, one lane exit onto Westbourne Avenue. The needless lane closures at causing disruption to all vehicles. Vehicles attempting to change direction from the right-hand lane to left-hand lane as there is only space for one vehicle on approach. As a driving examiner in the local area. I have witness numerous near misses when vehicles are attempting to change direction. Frustrated drivers cutting across the cones into the lane turning right. Drivers are turning from the wrong lane cutting across vehicles on the roundabout. Vehicles are forced to turn right from the middle lane signposted indicated as ahead only. Needless clones are causing delays tailing back all the to Sutcliffe Park.

I understand from Westbourne Avenue to Westbourne Avenue three lanes going ahead, would cause a problem when filtering into one lane on exit. The cones are needed on this approach to protect the workforce working in the lane closure ahead.

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    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by TfL at 16:19, Tuesday 27 July 2021

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. Sorry but I do not see where they have closed the dedicated right lane onto Westhorne Avenue, so I cannot comment on this. What drivers do on the road we can not determine this. They do what the feel is best for them. This is the safest option to carry out works on this location. Only lanes that are closed are: • Lane 1 closure N/B on Sidcup Road. Left Lane only • Lane 1 Closure E/B on Westhorne Avenue. Left Lane only

    I have asked for a response from the works promoter regarding this too.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 09:20, Tuesday 3 August 2021

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