Filter lane would cause no disruption
I saw your recent story about the decision taken by the Ashford Joint Transportation Board for part signalisation and a 40mph speed limit for the dangerous exit from the Ashford Retail Park on to the A2070.
I would like to know why they rejected the idea, which I had previously suggested, of a filter lane, or as they called it an “acceleration lane”.
I can see why they said no to a roundabout as that would cause major disruption to traffic, closing one side to put in the first half of the roundabout, then the other side.
To me, to put in a filter lane, or acceleration lane, would cause no disruption to traffic except for a line of cones to protect workers.
I can’t see the sense in the decision, as most people don’t stick to speed limits and temporary lights.
If you do the filter lane, it’s permanent. Also, if you go around Ashford there are lots of filter lanes. There is one at junction 9 to join the M20, and another at the Hamstreet turn-off on the A2070. Freddie Clements Ashford
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The Barrey Road junction on the A2070 at Ashford Retail Park
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