Slip roads would make junc­tion safer

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

At last the 40mph full-time speed limit on the A20 dual car­riage­way is go­ing to phased out and only come into force when there is sta­tion­ary traf­fic on the A20.

This has come about be­cause so many peo­ple com­plained, even the lo­cal MP, that such a low con­tin­u­ous limit was un­nec­es­sary. So where are they go­ing to park the speed cam­era van now?

Ah yes, when they down­grade the 70mph speed limit to 40mph on the A2070 Bad Mun­stereifel Road dual car­riage­way in Ashford! Who in their right mind would de­sign 90-de­gree turns on/off a 70mph dual car­riage­way, when much safer slip roads could so eas­ily be built?

To make the best of a bad job, could they put in slip roads and those wish­ing to turn right into the re­tail park have to go down to the next round­about and come back on them­selves. When junc­tion 10a is built, it would re­quire lit­tle ef­fort to com­bine a new round­about with a new pur­pose-built en­trance to the re­tail park.

Per­haps this time they could get it right! Terry Hud­son Al­liance of British Driv­ers

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