Remedy to rush-hour hell in town on table

People in Crowland concerned about the volume of traffic turning out of Harvester Way and Peterborough Road onto James Road are (front) Helen Bobrowicz and district council elections candidate Angela Harrison, (middle)  John McMahon, Andrea and Peter Cooper, (back) Rupert Babrowicz, parish and district council elections candidate Bryan Alcock and David Gill.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
People in Crowland concerned about the volume of traffic turning out of Harvester Way and Peterborough Road onto James Road are (front) Helen Bobrowicz and district council elections candidate Angela Harrison, (middle) John McMahon, Andrea and Peter Cooper, (back) Rupert Babrowicz, parish and district council elections candidate Bryan Alcock and David Gill. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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With plans in place for about 75 new homes to be built in the town, an idea has been put forward to give motorists turning out of Peterborough Road onto James Road, a right of way, meaning traffic turning out of Postland Road and Thorney Road would have to give way.

The idea came from talks between residents worried about plans by Hertfordshire-based developers Wheatley Homes to build up to 100 homes on land off Harvester Way, close to where South Holland District Council gave permission for 50 new homes to be built last November.

Helen Bobrowicz of Harvester Way said: “Because of the terrible congestion in the mornings and all the residents having a job to get out of Harvester Way and Peterborough Road onto James Road, I approached (district council electoral candidate for Crowland ward) Angela Harrison for help.

“We objected to the Harvester Way development because of the junction, but county highways wrote a long report which said there was nothing wrong with it.”

Mrs Harrison added: “The best solution would be a roundabout (at the Peterborough Road/James Road junction) but as Lincolnshire County County doesn’t have the funding for it, I came up with this idea to make Peterborough Road have right of way onto James Road.

“There would be ‘Give Way’ signs on James Road for traffic coming from Postland Road and Thorney Road where, sometimes, you’re dicing with to turn onto James Road.”