Traffic feedback leads to signal changes

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The one way system set up to cope with the closure of the High Street bridge in Biggleswade has had a few teething problems, Central Beds Council has admitted.

A spokesperson said: “The one way system has only been in place for a fortnight and with all new road layouts/diversions it takes some time to get used to.

“But we are constantly monitoring the one way system and listening to feedback from residents, businesses and commuters.

“On the basis of some feedback we have addressed teething issues such as changing the timing of traffic signalling to improve traffic flow and installing clearer signage to help visitors and residents navigate through the new arrangements

“It’s also important to note that at this moment in time the one way system is only a temporary solution to help traffic flow while we undertake the essential bridge repair.

Once the bridge is complete we will consult on the possibility of making the one way system permanent, until then we will not introduce any infrastructural changes such as traffic calming measures or additional lanes.

“We will continue to talk to businesses, residents and commuters throughout this process and welcome any feedback.”

The closures were set in place to allow works to be carried out on the railway bridge, which are expected to continue until April.

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