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Old Yesterday, 09:24 AM   #2841
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Newcastle City Council ask for explanation over 'inadequate' John Dobson Street bus lane signage

From today's Chronicle Live, copyright NCJMedia Ltd @ http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/...-lane-13213287
Newcastle City Council ask for explanation over 'inadequate' John Dobson Street bus lane signage
By Chris Knight 21 June 2017


Bus lanes in Newcastle city centre

The row over a controversial Newcastle city centre bus lane dubbed the most prolific in Britain is set to rumble on.

Traffic bosses ruled on June 2 the signage on John Dobson Street’s northbound camera, which has snared thousands of motorists, gave inadequate warning to drivers they were approaching a bus lane. A total of 62,975 drivers were caught between February 23 and October 31 2016, raking in a total of £1.5m for Newcastle City Council coffers – almost £6,000 a day – making the site Britain’s biggest earning bus lane camera.

Now, council bosses are demanding a review of the Traffic Penalty Tribunal’s decision in an attempt to find out exactly what is wrong with the problem signage, arguing the adjudicator’s decision acknowledged the current signage complies with Department for Transport requirements.

Tom Warburton, director of place at Newcastle City Council, said: “We have given careful consideration to the adjudicator’s decisions of June 2 and we feel we need further clarity from the Traffic Penalty Tribunal in relation to our signage. Previous decisions have found the signage to be adequate and in the most recent cases the adjudicator has acknowledged that it complies with Department for Transport requirements. We need to fully understand what the exact issues with signage are in order for us to address any problems.”

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Old Yesterday, 09:24 AM   #2842
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Grey Street

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Follow up on posts #2773, 2781, 2783, 2784, 2787 & 2791, 2798, 2800, 2826, - 2829, 2831 & 2836 above

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From the 'horses mouth', spoke with the workers this afternoon and they confirmed:

1. North section is having repairs to its paving to reinstate the patches of tarmac which have been inserted to cover up previous utility works.

2, South section is being completely revamped as the heavy traffic flow has taken its toll on the paving blocks and the foundations have subsided. Work is going to replace the original sand based foundations with concrete and a tarmac surface is to be installed,


Pictures by myself from Sunday 18/06/17 approx 1230 showing the work carried out on Grey St, Market & Shakespeare St, Newcastle

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Yesterday there was one person only working on the block paving.
Further North a big section of paving has been dug up next to Hood Street. So, area not complete for quite a while yet.
The new tarmac on Market Street is welcome but why has it taken over ten years to fix this major bus route right in the middle town.
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Re the new Morpeth North bypass, we used this recently to go to Blyth from the A697/A1, I assumed at the cost (30 million) this would be a nice clear dual carriageway linking the A189 to the A1,but most of it was already there, the A197.

Most of the money appears to have been spent on the new A1 junction, but there was a working junction there before, indeed most of it from the A697 is still there, is there a reason for this new junction?
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I assumed at the cost (30 million) this would be a nice clear dual carriageway linking the A189 to the A1
That would have been a very cheap dual carraigeway!
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Most of the money appears to have been spent on the new A1 junction, but there was a working junction there before,
Not one that worked as well as it should. And it wouldn't allowed traffic to successfully bypass Morpeth without changes.
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indeed most of it from the A697 is still there
Different junction.
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is there a reason for this new junction?
Several.

Most notably, south-facing A1 slips and a longer distance between it and the A697 junction (improving both safety and traffic flow).
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Grey Street - 21st June 2017

A few snaps taken last night, 21st June 2017 of the current state of the Grey Street/Market Street and Grey Street/Hood Street junctions.












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