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Satnav hell? April ends with another bad traffic day for Marlborough

 

Thursday, 30 April 2015 - junction of Kingsbury and Silverless Streets  [click to enlarge]Thursday, 30 April 2015 - junction of Kingsbury and Silverless Streets [click to enlarge]This astonishing photograph taken by a Marlborough resident on Thursday (April 30) of a huge lorry attempting to turn out of Silverless Street into Kingsbury Street should finally alert the authorities to the alarming presence of unsuitable vehicles on the town's narrowest streets.

The flower shop at 6 Kingsbury St (a Grade II listed building) was damaged.  The sign was knocked as well as the guttering to the overhang.  The sign was left hanging so it has been removed.  The guttering has been “shunted “ along and needs to be realigned.
 
The lorry's owners John Raymond Transport have been contacted and the incident registered with them. A building at this junction was also hit at some stage over the weekend of April 25/26.  Slight damage was done to the overhang in Silverless Street which has since been repaired.
 
In addition to this lorry risking more serious damage to nearby heritage houses, it was blocking the street and obviously causing delay for pedestrians let alone any cars unfortunate enough to be stuck behind it or trying to drive up and down Kinghsbury Street.

Council Nick Fogg told Marlborough News Online: "I've taken this issue up in the past - this is not the first time this has happened. There has been an element of foreign drivers, probably being directed up the street by satnavs. That is not the case here. The name of the firm may clearly be seen and it's based in Cannock."

"I've taken up the issue with the Highway Authority, suggesting that a site meeting is required urgently to discuss what might be done. Unless drastic action taken, irreparable structural damage may be caused to this historic corner - or worse."

It might be that the lorry had been diverted off the M4 and was trying to get out of Marlborough.  The eastbound lanes of the motorway were closed on Thursday morning following an incident between junctions 14 and 15 in the early hours.  A lorry overturned causing 300 litres of diesel to spill across the carriageways.

At one time there was a five mile queue along the M4.  And diverted traffic coming into Marlborough was reduced to a crawl south from Ogbourne Downs Golf Club - with a long stationary queue closer to the town.

 

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