Galleys Corner roundabout due for a £650k revamp

Essex County Standard: Galleys Corner roundabout due for a £650k revamp Galleys Corner roundabout due for a £650k revamp

A NOTORIOUSLY congested roundabout on the A120 will undergo a £650,000 revamp next month.

Work will begin on the Galleys Corner roundabout, in Braintree, on February 2 and is expected to be finished by March 13.

The scheme has been designed to reduce queues heading from north Essex towards Stansted, in particular during rush hour. The westbound carriageway on the roundabout will be widened by up to 1.7m for two lanes of traffic.

Road markings and signs on the A120 and B1108 will also be improved.

The Highways Agency, which will carry out the work, said kerbs on the westbound approach to the roundabout had been damaged by HGVs. Accident records show collisions there are mostly nose-totail bumps at the give-way lines or drivers failing to stay within the lines.

A Highways Agency spokesman said: “Improved lane markings and signs will encourage lane discipline and reduce the risk of accidents.

“Widening the roundabout will improve traffic flows and ensure there is sufficient width for two vehicles to travel around the roundabout at the same time.

“These measures will reduce congestion at the roundabout during peak periods and improve journey times for drivers.”

The £650,000 funding is coming from the Government’s Pinch Point scheme.

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12:07pm Mon 13 Jan 14

jammin says...

Westbound isn't the real problem!!! Its Eastbound! The queue on Friday evening was 2.8 miles!!!!
Westbound isn't the real problem!!! Its Eastbound! The queue on Friday evening was 2.8 miles!!!! jammin

12:19pm Mon 13 Jan 14

wormshero says...

jammin wrote:
Westbound isn't the real problem!!! Its Eastbound! The queue on Friday evening was 2.8 miles!!!!
I thought this when reading it - I've never had to wait more than 30 seconds to go Westbound, whereas I frequently got held up for 30 minutes + queuing to go Eastbound. On the plus side the traffic when I was commuting that way seemed to be at such a pace that I could just drop into 2nd gear, leave a gap and not have to break/accelerate for a couple of miles.
[quote][p][bold]jammin[/bold] wrote: Westbound isn't the real problem!!! Its Eastbound! The queue on Friday evening was 2.8 miles!!!![/p][/quote]I thought this when reading it - I've never had to wait more than 30 seconds to go Westbound, whereas I frequently got held up for 30 minutes + queuing to go Eastbound. On the plus side the traffic when I was commuting that way seemed to be at such a pace that I could just drop into 2nd gear, leave a gap and not have to break/accelerate for a couple of miles. wormshero

1:42pm Mon 13 Jan 14

keith_l says...

So we will suffer months of congestion and added delays whilst they implement the chnages. Shall we have a sweepstake on how much time is taken off the average commute? If we do, please can I have zero?
So we will suffer months of congestion and added delays whilst they implement the chnages. Shall we have a sweepstake on how much time is taken off the average commute? If we do, please can I have zero? keith_l

1:45pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Potato_head says...

And there's already 2 lanes westbound round the roundabout. Probably not signed as such but that's how they're used.
And there's already 2 lanes westbound round the roundabout. Probably not signed as such but that's how they're used. Potato_head

1:47pm Mon 13 Jan 14

wormshero says...

Potato_head wrote:
And there's already 2 lanes westbound round the roundabout. Probably not signed as such but that's how they're used.
Gutsy move if you use the left hand lane going westbound, seen a few near misses thanks to cars effectively cutting up the freeport exit.
[quote][p][bold]Potato_head[/bold] wrote: And there's already 2 lanes westbound round the roundabout. Probably not signed as such but that's how they're used.[/p][/quote]Gutsy move if you use the left hand lane going westbound, seen a few near misses thanks to cars effectively cutting up the freeport exit. wormshero

9:23pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Potato_head says...

wormshero wrote:
Potato_head wrote:
And there's already 2 lanes westbound round the roundabout. Probably not signed as such but that's how they're used.
Gutsy move if you use the left hand lane going westbound, seen a few near misses thanks to cars effectively cutting up the freeport exit.
Adds some excitement to the day :-)
[quote][p][bold]wormshero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Potato_head[/bold] wrote: And there's already 2 lanes westbound round the roundabout. Probably not signed as such but that's how they're used.[/p][/quote]Gutsy move if you use the left hand lane going westbound, seen a few near misses thanks to cars effectively cutting up the freeport exit.[/p][/quote]Adds some excitement to the day :-) Potato_head

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