Views sought on changes to Hornsea road junction

Tue, 28 Aug 2018

A questionnaire is going out to residents and businesses in Hornsea seeking views on changes to a busy junction.

As part of a trial this summer East Riding of Yorkshire Council introduced a ‘right turn ban’, stopping all traffic on Southgate from turning right at the traffic lights into Newbegin in a bid to reduce congestion in the town centre.

The ban, which applies seven days a week between 8am and 6pm, started in July and will continue until the end of September.

Hornsea Town Council will be distributing a letter and questionnaire over the next week to those residents and businesses most affected by traffic queuing from the Newbegin traffic lights.

The questionnaire will ask people if they feel the trial has reduced traffic queues and if they would like the ‘right turn ban’ to continue every year, operating between Good Friday and the end of September.

The questionnaires should be returned to Hornsea Town Council, which will collate the results.

The feedback will be used alongside monitoring of traffic to determine whether the ‘right turn ban’ should stay in place – or whether to revert back to the previous arrangement, where the ban only applied on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Easter to the end of September.

Motorists travelling from the Southgate direction can still access Newbegin by turning at the roundabout 100metres further along on Market Place.

Councillor John Barrett, portfolio holder for operational services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We want residents and businesses to fill in the questionnaire and let us know what they think about the changes and whether they would like them to stay.

“We are working closely with the town council to try to ease the traffic congestion in Hornsea’s town centre.”