DCSIMG

Breakdown sheds light on a way to reduce congestion at Grove Lodge

WH 020614 Grove Lodge roundabout end of Offington Avenue. David Wakelin launched a petition to turn the lights off at the Grove Lodge roundabout, Worthing, to ease congestion. Pictured beside one of the temporary 'lights not working' signs. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140206-131238001

WH 020614 Grove Lodge roundabout end of Offington Avenue. David Wakelin launched a petition to turn the lights off at the Grove Lodge roundabout, Worthing, to ease congestion. Pictured beside one of the temporary 'lights not working' signs. Photo by Derek Martin SUS-140206-131238001

FOR many commuters, the Worthing’s Grove Lodge roundabout is characterised by frustrating delays and congestion.

But with the traffic lights off for several days since the spring bank holiday, motorists noticed an instant improvement.

But the lengthy tailbacks were back again on Wednesday – coinciding with the lights being switched back on.

Nearly 400 people have now signed a petition to keep them off permanently, in a bid to end drivers’ woes.

David Wakelin, 28, of Harting Road, Littlehampton, who started the campaign, said: “The lights are really frustrating. The tailbacks often stretch back to the previous lights at Lyons Farm.

“Since they have been off, it has just allowed the traffic to carry on flowing.

“I am not surprised the traffic has come back after the lights were back on. They are just pointless.”

For the full story, see the Worthing Herald, out Thursday, June 5.

 

Comments

 
 

Back to the top of the page

 

X scottish independence image

Keep up-to-date with all the latest Referendum news