by Jill Hope on 23 March, 2011
This is pouring increasing numbers of HGVs onto the Towcester road in Milton, Hunsbury and Blisworth.
There are currently 100 trailers currently on the site, which has the capacity to store as many as 400 trailers. HGV traffic exits at the junction of Gayton Road and Towcester Road. This is on a sharp bend of a road with a significant accident history. At this junction four roads join on a blind bend.
With only 100 trailers on the site there are already excessive HGVs on Towcester Road in Milton Malsor, imagine four times this number or more.
“It’s continued for far too long. It is a ridiculous situation.
According to a recent police traffic survey in Towcester Road there are 6,062 vehicle movements a day. That’s more than two million each year, on a road with a notorious accident record.
In the last 25 years, there have been eight fatalities Milton and Blisworth, and numerous other accidents.
HGV operations should only be permitted to operate on sites close to, and with direct access to dual carriageways and motorways such as Grange Park, Eden Park, Pineham and Swan Valley.