Stratton Parish Councillor and Labour St Margaret & South Marston Candidate, Barrie Jennings, has called on Swindon Borough Council to take steps to improve the busy Stratton traffic lights junction between Hobley Drive and Swindon Road.
Motorists who try to come out of Swindon Road and turn right into Hobley Drive often cannot do so due to the traffic coming down Swindon Road from Greenbridge blocking the exit.
Barrie Jennings said, “The volume of traffic has grown massively over the last decade. I have serious concerns about this particular junction. At peak times if you are unfortunate enough to be trying to come out from Swindon Road and turn right at the lights across onto Hobley Drive, you simply cannot.
A hatched box would allow traffic to join the queue on the green light. At the moment, you can sit at a green light waiting for a gap to appear and the lights have turned red by the time a gap appears. It’s very frustrating for motorists.”