A bet­ter way to deal with di­ver­sion?

Bath Chronicle - - OPINION -

Coun­cil­lor Bob Good­man is pass­ing the buck by blam­ing the con­trac­tor for the di­ver­sion route in Combe Down not be­ing ad­e­quately sign­posted. The of­fi­cial di­ver­sion route has to be suit­able for lor­ries and is clearly shown on the road­works.org site as along Brad­ford Road, past Odd Down Sains­bury’s right at the Red Lion round­about, down Well­sway to Churchill Bridge, through Wid­combe Pa­rade, up Wid­combe Hill, past the Univer­sity, Wes­sex Wa­ter and Ralph Allen School to ar­rive at the other end of the road­works at the top of Ralph Allen Drive. Noone is go­ing to drive all that way round if they know that Tyn­ing Road ex­ists. The prob­lem with that, as any­one with knowl­edge of Tyn­ing Road will be well aware, is that the width of the road and the park­ing along it of­ten makes very light twoway traf­fic chal­leng­ing, so it can be no sur­prise to any­one, ex­cept Coun­cil­lor Good­man and ap­par­ently the high­ways depart­ment, that this set of es­sen­tial road­works will have caused chaos. Surely some­thing bet­ter should have been done than sim­ply say­ing pro­vide bet­ter sig­nage for the of­fi­cial di­ver­sion, such as is­su­ing a tem­po­rary traf­fic reg­u­la­tion or­der to re­verse the flow on The Av­enue and make Tyn­ing Road tem­po­rar­ily one way in the op­po­site di­rec­tion as a di­ver­sion route for light ve­hi­cles only? Or was this just too sen­si­ble and ob­vi­ous for the coun­cil? Michael New­bound South­down Bath

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