Road markings on the A1 slip road off the A41

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2013-10-09
Session date: 
October 9, 2013
Reference: 
2013/0096
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

The road markings on the A1 slip road off the A41 used to include four arrows which have been reduced to three. This is dangerous as it is now very difficult to cross this road even at the Traffic lights. There are 2000 school kids who attend Brookland Rise Infant and Junior and Christ College -all on the North side of the A1. There have been accidents with cars exiting Eastholm and Westholm (both cul de sacs) on to the A1. When will you put things back to how they were?

Answer

Answer for Road markings on the A1 slip road off the A41

Answer for Road markings on the A1 slip road off the A41

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The current layout on the A1 slip road off the A41 contains three arrows which is in accordance with national guidance on road markings.

Whilst TfL can vary the number and position of markings, they generally seek to apply standard road marking layouts which are well known and understood by users. TfL is not aware that the current marking arrangement is causing any safety issues, but a road safety auditor will visit the site in the coming weeks and assess whether there would be benefit in modifying the spacing of current markings and providing an additional arrow.