Finally, the A444 Coton Arches Roundabout is finished!

To be fair to the contractors they have done a good job and finished in good time. As a regular road user it does seem that major schemes take for ever.

The traffic lights have been turned on for a few days and the complete system is now available to use. I have heard many opinions, many of which confirm that people do not seem to accept change readily.

I am in the minority that is very pleased with the new traffic scheme having approached it from every conceivable direction. With some minor advice in relation to the more logical scheme of the layout my pupils have shown no problems adapting.

There is more to transport in the community than motor vehicles and I have been very pleased to see the facilities incorporated for pedestrians and cyclists as well.

As usual I would urge caution whilst drivers become accustomed to the changes. There are too many on the roads who seem to think that a sudden burst of acceleration is all that is required when they notice that they are in the wrong lane. While this causes much consternation to other road users it is not the fault of the contractors.

All in all a big thumbs up from me.

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