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Edgar Street Roundabout Junction

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The other week I noted a lorry coming out of that side hole in the OLM on edgar street and realised that if they need to go North they have to manouvere their artics across 3 lanes of traffic to get onto the roundabout. The one I saw do this had some difficulty with the high levels of traffic.

 

So what's the deal there?

 

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The other week I noted a lorry coming out of that side hole in the OLM on edgar street and realised that if they need to go North they have to manouvere their artics across 3 lanes of traffic to get onto the roundabout. The one I saw do this had some difficulty with the high levels of traffic.

 

So what's the deal there?

 

This is a very good question, to be honest although this is labelled as a service yard I just automatically assumed that any traffic would enter and exit from Blackfriars Street side, it never once occurred to me that they may enter and exit via Edgar St, surely this is just while the building work is continuing?

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Stumbled upon the very reason the third lane was really constructed on Edgar Street.

 

Planning department waved it through, as what we want on those particular stretches of road, is more troublesome traffic to add to plenty more congestion (not).

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This is a very good question, to be honest although this is labelled as a service yard I just automatically assumed that any traffic would enter and exit from Blackfriars Street side, it never once occurred to me that they may enter and exit via Edgar St, surely this is just while the building work is continuing?

 

It is a service yard for goods deliveries - there is a second one off Newmarket Street. The Edgar St one will have a very narrow slip road - just 2m wide (no one thought to measure the width of a lorry) and the length of one lorry, where deliveries are expected to park up whilst they open the gates or wait for a space in the yard. Alternatively the driver has to hop out, avoiding being run over and ask at the intercom for them to open the Newmarket St gates because there is nowhere for lorries to pull up here. Did someone say not very well thought out? As for exiting, it will entail pulling out across all lanes ...

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