Jams prompt lights U-turn call

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

A re-think has been urged over traf­fic lights be­ing in­stalled on Her­mitage Lane, af­ter grid­lock en­sued.

Nor­man Kemp, right, manag­ing direc­tor of the Nu-Ven­ture bus com­pany has called on Kent County Coun­cil to make changes.

Mr Kemp said: “The con­ges­tion seemed to be due to the new traf­fic sig­nal in­stal­la­tion out­side Maid­stone Hospi­tal, where the avail­able road space had been con­strained by the cre­ation of one nar­row lane past newly con­structed is­lands, where pre­vi­ously two lanes of south­bound traf­fic could be ac­com­mo­dated.”

He said re­duc­ing space on an al­ready con­gested road sug­gested a lack of un­der­stand­ing of the is­sues.

Mr Kemp said there was a need for an ur­gent re­view.

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