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Old Regency Laundry Site

Reported via mobile in the Obstruction on road or pavement category anonymously at 12:12, Wed 1 November 2023

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 5161618.

This site is being developed and the developer is not using off-road/on-site space for the delivery of heavy plant, removal of waste, fuel trucks, etc. The developer is often obstructing one lane of the busy Lower Bristol Road for lengthy periods of time. Today I observed traffic chaos personally from :09:00 until 10:30 although I believe the obstruction was in place longer. The developers were using site workers to create a single lane traffic flow on the main road, Lower Bristol Road. Consequently traffic was clogged back to near the Esso garage and up through Oldfield Park. Bus stops were packed with people waiting. This is not the first time this site obstructs the main road causing traffic chaos. I believe due to the location of this site the develper should either create on-site space for HGVs, as they have done at the old BMW garage site, or be restricted to allow deliveries by large vehicle after 7pm and before 7am if they cannot arrange space on-site for these vehicles. If this work is still continuing over the embargo period for city centre works November/December it could cause mayhem.

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  • Thank you for your report, it will be reviewed by the appropriate team.

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by Systems Team at 12:12, Wed 1 November 2023

  • I have observed the entire road being blocked on two days consecutively (27&28 Nov 23) with traffic being forced to stop on both lanes. This is causing tail backs all the way to the Windsor Bridge Road intersection as well all the way to Pines Road/Lowe Bristol Way intersection. This is causing congestion grid lock for traffic coming from the city centre along the A36 as well as all the traffic from Pines road (Sainsbury’s, trade shops, apartment blocks). I tried to capture in the image but there are trucks waiting to get into the site whilst others are reversing in and out of a narrow access. This needs to be resolved asap especially as Bath is being inundated with visitors for the Christmas market.

    Posted anonymously at 12:03, Tue 28 November 2023

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