Improvements pledged for Colchester's St Botolph's roundabout

Improvements pledged for Colchester's St Botolph's roundabout

Improvements pledged for Colchester's St Botolph's roundabout

First published in News

PLANS are in the pipeline to improve safety at an accident hotspot in Colchester town centre.

Three people were treated by paramedics after a crash near the St Botolph’s roundabout on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

Earlier this month a driver had to be cut free after a crash near the roundabout, which serves Southway, Mersea Road, St Botolph’s Street, Magdalen Street and the Britannia car park.

A spokesman for Essex County Council said: “We have aspirations to carry out improvements to St Botolph’s roundabout.

“The design work is under way.”

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7:40pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Wicky1 says...

Build more housing so roundabout and linking roads completely seize up with traffic jams and therefore no accidents can occur ...
Build more housing so roundabout and linking roads completely seize up with traffic jams and therefore no accidents can occur ... Wicky1
  • Score: 14

10:53pm Thu 21 Aug 14

Hamiltonandy says...

I did not know it was an accident hotspot. Visibility is clear and there are traffic lights to slow up traffic. The times I have cycled slowly round it and had no problems suggests I have been lucky.......
I did not know it was an accident hotspot. Visibility is clear and there are traffic lights to slow up traffic. The times I have cycled slowly round it and had no problems suggests I have been lucky....... Hamiltonandy
  • Score: 11

6:26am Fri 22 Aug 14

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  • Score: -30

10:08am Fri 22 Aug 14

cynicalsubber says...

Hamiltonandy, it's a blackspot because so many idiots don't get into the correct lane as they approach it, then try to switch without making sure it's safe so to do. The other day, I was at the bottom of Queen Street, and the car that pulled up on my right tried to turn left in front of me when the lights changed. Bloody idiot.
Hamiltonandy, it's a blackspot because so many idiots don't get into the correct lane as they approach it, then try to switch without making sure it's safe so to do. The other day, I was at the bottom of Queen Street, and the car that pulled up on my right tried to turn left in front of me when the lights changed. Bloody idiot. cynicalsubber
  • Score: 9

10:17am Fri 22 Aug 14

graham1983 says...

Yes! The only reason accidents happen is because the mersea road lane has a shorter queue so drivers go in this lane then cut in last minute to go either military road or magdalen street. So many idiots have cut me up here on a daily basis. The roundabout works perfectly like any other roundabout, its just these impatient tw#ts that cause accidents.
Yes! The only reason accidents happen is because the mersea road lane has a shorter queue so drivers go in this lane then cut in last minute to go either military road or magdalen street. So many idiots have cut me up here on a daily basis. The roundabout works perfectly like any other roundabout, its just these impatient tw#ts that cause accidents. graham1983
  • Score: 10

10:28am Fri 22 Aug 14

Frank Scully says...

Putting an overhead gantry on the eastbound Southway would be helpful. But the roundabout is fine. I hope improvements benefit drivers and is not a euphemism for unwanted bus lanes, spy cameras, reduced speed limits and less road space.
Putting an overhead gantry on the eastbound Southway would be helpful. But the roundabout is fine. I hope improvements benefit drivers and is not a euphemism for unwanted bus lanes, spy cameras, reduced speed limits and less road space. Frank Scully
  • Score: 2

10:51am Fri 22 Aug 14

Username03 says...

aspiration
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Pronunciation: /aspəˈreɪʃ(ə)n /
NOUN

1 (usually aspirations) A hope or ambition of achieving something:
the needs and aspirations of the people
: the yawning gulf between aspiration and reality
aspiration Line breaks: as¦pir|ation Pronunciation: /aspəˈreɪʃ(ə)n / NOUN 1 (usually aspirations) A hope or ambition of achieving something: the needs and aspirations of the people [MASS NOUN]: the yawning gulf between aspiration and reality Username03
  • Score: -1

11:27am Fri 22 Aug 14

hartkyn says...

From the headline I'd hoped they were talking about cracking down on the crowd that hang around in the public area inside the roundabout: drinking, begging, publicly urinating and swearing all day every day.

As for the traffic, I second that the most frequent problem here is with people in the inside Mersea Road lane at the lights cutting up traffic to exit onto Magdalen Street.

But I guess it doesn't help that there is also a bus stop ON the roundabout!
From the headline I'd hoped they were talking about cracking down on the crowd that hang around in the public area inside the roundabout: drinking, begging, publicly urinating and swearing all day every day. As for the traffic, I second that the most frequent problem here is with people in the inside Mersea Road lane at the lights cutting up traffic to exit onto Magdalen Street. But I guess it doesn't help that there is also a bus stop ON the roundabout! hartkyn
  • Score: 0

11:37am Fri 22 Aug 14

jostevejo says...

I agree with Graeme 1983. I travel from the south way to military road. I am cut up here so often that I now am unsure which lane I should be in!! I always go in on the right hand side of the magdalen street lane, cos the right lane is for Mersea Road. right??
I agree with Graeme 1983. I travel from the south way to military road. I am cut up here so often that I now am unsure which lane I should be in!! I always go in on the right hand side of the magdalen street lane, cos the right lane is for Mersea Road. right?? jostevejo
  • Score: 2

11:39am Fri 22 Aug 14

jostevejo says...

Same goes for the police station roundabout, some lane labelling might help.
Same goes for the police station roundabout, some lane labelling might help. jostevejo
  • Score: 3

12:07pm Fri 22 Aug 14

mirokou says...

light sequence is wrong, short lanes cause people to be placed in the wrong exit lane .OK if your local traffic and know where to put yourself but otherwise ridiculous and really does it need 24 hr control by lights ..peak times only will suffice…Completely stupid layout and you shouldn't have to be a genius to work out whats wrong with it….PS Dear CBC why do i have to sit at a red-light on Cowdray avenue at 3 am. Allowing non existent traffic from Mason road .Oh yes, because you have no transport plan or policy and have failed to upgrade your antiquated traffic lights
light sequence is wrong, short lanes cause people to be placed in the wrong exit lane .OK if your local traffic and know where to put yourself but otherwise ridiculous and really does it need 24 hr control by lights ..peak times only will suffice…Completely stupid layout and you shouldn't have to be a genius to work out whats wrong with it….PS Dear CBC why do i have to sit at a red-light on Cowdray avenue at 3 am. Allowing non existent traffic from Mason road .Oh yes, because you have no transport plan or policy and have failed to upgrade your antiquated traffic lights mirokou
  • Score: 6

2:38pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Oliver Guiness says...

mirokou wrote:
light sequence is wrong, short lanes cause people to be placed in the wrong exit lane .OK if your local traffic and know where to put yourself but otherwise ridiculous and really does it need 24 hr control by lights ..peak times only will suffice…Completely stupid layout and you shouldn't have to be a genius to work out whats wrong with it….PS Dear CBC why do i have to sit at a red-light on Cowdray avenue at 3 am. Allowing non existent traffic from Mason road .Oh yes, because you have no transport plan or policy and have failed to upgrade your antiquated traffic lights
That's Essex not CBC
[quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: light sequence is wrong, short lanes cause people to be placed in the wrong exit lane .OK if your local traffic and know where to put yourself but otherwise ridiculous and really does it need 24 hr control by lights ..peak times only will suffice…Completely stupid layout and you shouldn't have to be a genius to work out whats wrong with it….PS Dear CBC why do i have to sit at a red-light on Cowdray avenue at 3 am. Allowing non existent traffic from Mason road .Oh yes, because you have no transport plan or policy and have failed to upgrade your antiquated traffic lights[/p][/quote]That's Essex not CBC Oliver Guiness
  • Score: 0

3:49pm Fri 22 Aug 14

mirokou says...

Oliver Guiness wrote:
mirokou wrote:
light sequence is wrong, short lanes cause people to be placed in the wrong exit lane .OK if your local traffic and know where to put yourself but otherwise ridiculous and really does it need 24 hr control by lights ..peak times only will suffice…Completely stupid layout and you shouldn't have to be a genius to work out whats wrong with it….PS Dear CBC why do i have to sit at a red-light on Cowdray avenue at 3 am. Allowing non existent traffic from Mason road .Oh yes, because you have no transport plan or policy and have failed to upgrade your antiquated traffic lights
That's Essex not CBC
One hope one works with the other
[quote][p][bold]Oliver Guiness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: light sequence is wrong, short lanes cause people to be placed in the wrong exit lane .OK if your local traffic and know where to put yourself but otherwise ridiculous and really does it need 24 hr control by lights ..peak times only will suffice…Completely stupid layout and you shouldn't have to be a genius to work out whats wrong with it….PS Dear CBC why do i have to sit at a red-light on Cowdray avenue at 3 am. Allowing non existent traffic from Mason road .Oh yes, because you have no transport plan or policy and have failed to upgrade your antiquated traffic lights[/p][/quote]That's Essex not CBC[/p][/quote]One hope one works with the other mirokou
  • Score: 1

4:37pm Fri 22 Aug 14

graham1983 says...

jostevejo wrote:
I agree with Graeme 1983. I travel from the south way to military road. I am cut up here so often that I now am unsure which lane I should be in!! I always go in on the right hand side of the magdalen street lane, cos the right lane is for Mersea Road. right??
The inside lane is def for mersea road, it even says so on the road. Its so annoying isnt it! I also agree with the other comment about the rif raf intimidating me when I walk under the roundabout into town. I dont like dogs and they have them wondering around off the lead while they all get drunk and make rude remarks when I walk through with my daughter!
[quote][p][bold]jostevejo[/bold] wrote: I agree with Graeme 1983. I travel from the south way to military road. I am cut up here so often that I now am unsure which lane I should be in!! I always go in on the right hand side of the magdalen street lane, cos the right lane is for Mersea Road. right??[/p][/quote]The inside lane is def for mersea road, it even says so on the road. Its so annoying isnt it! I also agree with the other comment about the rif raf intimidating me when I walk under the roundabout into town. I dont like dogs and they have them wondering around off the lead while they all get drunk and make rude remarks when I walk through with my daughter! graham1983
  • Score: 7

10:27pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Assimilation says...

jostevejo wrote:
Same goes for the police station roundabout, some lane labelling might help.
Lane labelling does not make the slightest difference. Coming into Colchester on the 133 from Elmstead to the multi roundabout and there are 20 foot arrows on both lanes. The left hand lane arrow points left or straight on, and the right hand lane arrow points turn right. I don't know how many times I have seen motorists in the right hand lane either going straight on or turning left. All because they are too impatient to get in the queue. Morons
[quote][p][bold]jostevejo[/bold] wrote: Same goes for the police station roundabout, some lane labelling might help.[/p][/quote]Lane labelling does not make the slightest difference. Coming into Colchester on the 133 from Elmstead to the multi roundabout and there are 20 foot arrows on both lanes. The left hand lane arrow points left or straight on, and the right hand lane arrow points turn right. I don't know how many times I have seen motorists in the right hand lane either going straight on or turning left. All because they are too impatient to get in the queue. Morons Assimilation
  • Score: 1

8:34am Sat 23 Aug 14

sam vines says...

A spokesman for Essex County Council said:“We have aspirations to carry out improvements to St Botolph’s roundabout.".
So what are going to do put in a cash cow speed camera, make one lane a bus lane or put up even more signs the only aspirations ECC and CBC is to have petty fights and waste as much money on consultations then do the minimum required to ease a problem not fix the problem.
A spokesman for Essex County Council said:“We have aspirations to carry out improvements to St Botolph’s roundabout.". So what are going to do put in a cash cow speed camera, make one lane a bus lane or put up even more signs the only aspirations ECC and CBC is to have petty fights and waste as much money on consultations then do the minimum required to ease a problem not fix the problem. sam vines
  • Score: 4

9:03am Sat 23 Aug 14

hughie-s says...

They will consult their consultants then implement a plan to make matters worse.
They will consult their consultants then implement a plan to make matters worse. hughie-s
  • Score: 2

6:27pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Brown Envelopes says...

The end of a f*ck*ng great big Roman River full of gold a artefacts about 500 feet deep down.
I would dig it up first, then do your improvements for the boy racers after.
The end of a f*ck*ng great big Roman River full of gold a artefacts about 500 feet deep down. I would dig it up first, then do your improvements for the boy racers after. Brown Envelopes
  • Score: -1

8:31pm Sat 23 Aug 14

Wicky1 says...

Brown Envelopes wrote:
The end of a f*ck*ng great big Roman River full of gold a artefacts about 500 feet deep down.
I would dig it up first, then do your improvements for the boy racers after.
Nothing so glamorous - When they built St Botolph's roundabout they dumped the excavated soil down at the Hythe moors to cover a drainage pipe that runs into the River Colne. As a kid I found a human thigh bone in the spoil and according to the Police and Natural History Museum it probably belonged to a plague victim buried in St Giles,/St John's Abbey cemetery.
[quote][p][bold]Brown Envelopes[/bold] wrote: The end of a f*ck*ng great big Roman River full of gold a artefacts about 500 feet deep down. I would dig it up first, then do your improvements for the boy racers after.[/p][/quote]Nothing so glamorous - When they built St Botolph's roundabout they dumped the excavated soil down at the Hythe moors to cover a drainage pipe that runs into the River Colne. As a kid I found a human thigh bone in the spoil and according to the Police and Natural History Museum it probably belonged to a plague victim buried in St Giles,/St John's Abbey cemetery. Wicky1
  • Score: 2

9:00am Sun 24 Aug 14

Lloyd George says...

Oliver Guiness wrote:
mirokou wrote:
light sequence is wrong, short lanes cause people to be placed in the wrong exit lane .OK if your local traffic and know where to put yourself but otherwise ridiculous and really does it need 24 hr control by lights ..peak times only will suffice…Completely stupid layout and you shouldn't have to be a genius to work out whats wrong with it….PS Dear CBC why do i have to sit at a red-light on Cowdray avenue at 3 am. Allowing non existent traffic from Mason road .Oh yes, because you have no transport plan or policy and have failed to upgrade your antiquated traffic lights
That's Essex not CBC
Essex are responsible for roads not local council
[quote][p][bold]Oliver Guiness[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mirokou[/bold] wrote: light sequence is wrong, short lanes cause people to be placed in the wrong exit lane .OK if your local traffic and know where to put yourself but otherwise ridiculous and really does it need 24 hr control by lights ..peak times only will suffice…Completely stupid layout and you shouldn't have to be a genius to work out whats wrong with it….PS Dear CBC why do i have to sit at a red-light on Cowdray avenue at 3 am. Allowing non existent traffic from Mason road .Oh yes, because you have no transport plan or policy and have failed to upgrade your antiquated traffic lights[/p][/quote]That's Essex not CBC[/p][/quote]Essex are responsible for roads not local council Lloyd George
  • Score: 0

9:05am Sun 24 Aug 14

Lloyd George says...

For me I would rather they spent time and money repairing the damaged brickwork on the roundabout as it looks awful. A right mess and has been like it for ages. When an accident happens and walls or street furniture is damaged, insurance companies pay out to rectify. What does Essex CC do with this money!
For me I would rather they spent time and money repairing the damaged brickwork on the roundabout as it looks awful. A right mess and has been like it for ages. When an accident happens and walls or street furniture is damaged, insurance companies pay out to rectify. What does Essex CC do with this money! Lloyd George
  • Score: 1

11:11am Sun 24 Aug 14

Checkout says...

The answer to that is it is absorbed into the ECC budget and spent on more needy projects Lloyd George. I wonder how many of these priority cases are in Chelmsford?
The answer to that is it is absorbed into the ECC budget and spent on more needy projects Lloyd George. I wonder how many of these priority cases are in Chelmsford? Checkout
  • Score: 2

9:48am Tue 26 Aug 14

Shrubendlad says...

sam vines wrote:
A spokesman for Essex County Council said:“We have aspirations to carry out improvements to St Botolph’s roundabout.".
So what are going to do put in a cash cow speed camera, make one lane a bus lane or put up even more signs the only aspirations ECC and CBC is to have petty fights and waste as much money on consultations then do the minimum required to ease a problem not fix the problem.
As who has spent 43 years pouring petrol on these "petty fights". Yes- the Yellow Clown. His answer-a Unitary Authority-so why is he in favour of that but is campaigning against Scottish Independence?!
[quote][p][bold]sam vines[/bold] wrote: A spokesman for Essex County Council said:“We have aspirations to carry out improvements to St Botolph’s roundabout.". So what are going to do put in a cash cow speed camera, make one lane a bus lane or put up even more signs the only aspirations ECC and CBC is to have petty fights and waste as much money on consultations then do the minimum required to ease a problem not fix the problem.[/p][/quote]As who has spent 43 years pouring petrol on these "petty fights". Yes- the Yellow Clown. His answer-a Unitary Authority-so why is he in favour of that but is campaigning against Scottish Independence?! Shrubendlad
  • Score: 1

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