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SANDY LANE: Calls for traffic restrictions as busy lane in Bushey clogs up again 

 Published on: 20th September 2019   |   By: Amelie Gregory   |   Category: Uncategorized

Motorists in Bushey are calling on the county council to take action over a narrow lane which constantly gets blocked during rush hour.

Sandy Lane can be a useful cut through for those travelling either side of the A41 and on Tuesday, September 10, a lorry caused a backlog frustrating dozens of motorists.

Nisha Gohil was stuck behind the lorry and said: “We were stuck for ages around 8am behind this lorry on Sandy Lane and really late for school.

“I can’t understand why a road as narrow as this, which is exceptionally busy at peak times, there are no restrictions for the width of vehicles. This is not the first time we have been stuck nor the last.”

Nisha’s delay, which was shared on social media, led to many other motorists suggesting a way Sandy Lane could be improved.

Sonal Tanna said: “I have been to the council and asked them about the road. They said they did not know who was responsible for the road, the Highways Agency or Hertfordshire County Council. If kids need to walk on that road it is impossible.”

Meanwhile one of the suggestions made was to make the road one-way. 

Malcolm Setton added: “100 per cent this road needs to be one way and no question I never use it. There are plenty alternative routes no need to use it.”

However, even a potential one-way system would cause issues as Zelpha Chapman explains: “It’s a handy cut through for people living both sides of the A41 so it’s going to upset one side or another if they do make it one way depending which side of the road it favours.

“I’ve stopped using it myself in the morning as it just causes too much stress.  Can’t deal with road rage at that time of the day.”

Hertfordshire County Council were asked for comment.

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1 Comment

  1. Matt Collins September 20th, 2019, 5:55 pm

    There always used to be road sign indicating a size limit on vehicles using this road. This size limit should be enforced, lorries should not be allowed to use the road.

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