People power wins the day as Church Langley Way reverts to three lanes

A FEW months ago, the three lane approach from Church Langley Way onto the A414 was changed from three lanes to two.

The change was challenged by a large number of Church Langley residents led by local Conservative councillor Simon Carter.

Last weekend, the two lanes were changed back to two.

An Essex Highways spokesperson said: “The reduction to two lanes at the approach to the roundabout was part of a trial scheme to reduce accidents and casualties and make the road safer at that point following recent collisions.”

“However, after objections from local motorists and councillors, it has been agreed to keep a section of yellow hatching before a three-lane approach.. This is to reduce any increase in congestion from reverting to two lanes, while still reducing the risk of accidents by slowing traffic down.”

The decision has been warmly welcomed by cllr Carter. He said: “I welcome this decision that has been agreed upon in a mature way that mutually benefits everybody.

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