To Witham Residents
Hatfield Road/B1389 A12 slip road toward Chelmsford.
This week has been another occasion where the temporary traffic lights going over the A12 have been a problem within Witham and caused a backup of traffic and making hundreds late for work again.
This petition is in favour of removing the traffic lights and making it one way until the work on the A12 is complete providing a permanent solution. Currently the two way road system in place is not only very dangerous but also must be costly to have people check the lights on an almost daily basis.
As a daily user of the road I believe making it one way will not all save the majority of the town time and hassle but also make the road much safer for users, as due to the frequency of light faults many drivers go straight through on a red light.
I realise there is a company that would be affected by this change as their business is directly off the slip road however it would only impact the users returning to Witham and add roughly 1.5miles onto there journey but could help prevent numerous future accidents.
This problem can be resolved by Highways Essex and Highways England and the petition is for their attention. I hope you will support me in trying to make this change.