Call for action on danger junction

THOUSANDS of people have signed a petition which raises concerns about the safety of a road junction in Comet country and calls on Herts Highways to take action. This week, Letchworth Garden City Council (LGCC) will present a petition containing almost 3,

THOUSANDS of people have signed a petition which raises concerns about the safety of a road junction in Comet country and calls on Herts Highways to take action.

This week, Letchworth Garden City Council (LGCC) will present a petition containing almost 3,500 signatures to Cllr Stuart Pile, Herts County Council's portfolio holder for resources and environment, regarding the filter lane which connects junction 9 of the A1(M) with Letchworth Gate.

The filter lane was created in 2006 as part of a roadworks scheme that cost an estimated £1m.

It has been engineered in such a way that drivers have to swivel considerably in their seats at the lane's junction, in order to see oncoming traffic from the busy Letchworth Gate roundabout.


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Dozens of drivers have complained that the junction is dangerous.

Speaking about the petition, Cllr Chris Harlow, vice chairman of LGCC, said: "This is not just signatures on a piece of paper - it is a genuine response from the community to a widely acknowledged issue.

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"I hope that this level of public concern persuades the powers that be to listen and to seek a safe and sensible solution to this ongoing problem.

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