Call made for safety improvements at ‘dangerous’ Ludlow roundabout

Councillor Vivienne Parry
Councillor Vivienne Parry

Lack of lighting, signage and faded road markings are among the problems at the mini-roundabout on Foldgate Lane in Ludlow which need to be addressed as “a matter of urgency”, according to Councillor Vivienne Parry.

She said: “This roundabout near ‘Pets are Us’ and the ‘Squirrel’ on Foldgate Lane has been in for some time now and there are still no signs to warn motorists or indicate who has right of way.

“The road markings are also worn. As a result, I’ve had a number of complaints about near misses at this roundabout.

“I know of one visiting motorist who told me he drove over it not realising that there was a roundabout there.”

‘Whole area much darker’

“Also the street lights covering this area have progressively ceased to function over the last few years making the whole area much darker after sunset.

“Given the number of pedestrians passing between the petrol station, pub, shops and nursing home this is making the whole area quite dangerous as the days start getting shorter.

“The light near the pedestrian crossing on Sheet Road near the junction with Foldgate Road has also failed.

“I have been pressing for some time to get these problems sorted and I have been promised that the lights will be repaired in the near future.

“However, Shropshire Council does need to get the signage and road markings issue sorted as a matter of urgency.

“They clearly need to identify the junction as a mini roundabout and state who has right of way.”

Shropshire Council has been contacted for a comment.

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