No extra land needed for Tesco Roundabout

Echo: The Tesco roundabout in Westcliff...set for major investment The Tesco roundabout in Westcliff...set for major investment

A POPULAR public space and cattery will be protected from a massive revamp of a busy A127 junction, Southend Council has confirmed.

The overhaul of the Tesco roundabout, at Prince Avenue and Nestuda Way, Westcliff, will take place within the current highway boundary.

Nearby residents had expressed concerns part of the Millennium Open Space or Shalynn Cattery and Pet Centre on the A127 may be needed to accommodate the changes. However Southend Council, which will carry out the £4.75million works, has confirmed no extra land is needed.

A spokesman said: “The scheme does not need any extra land outside the current highway boundary – the bid for funding was very clear about this.

“We can certainly deny that the plans, as they stand, include the loss of any of the Millennium Open Space and/or Shalynn Cattery and Pet Centre. Any mention of funding set aside by the council for compensation is in respect of the Land Compensation Act, which applies one year after opening the scheme and relates to any reduction in value of nearby properties and not loss of land.”

Extra lanes and new traffic lights with sensors are planned as part of the work to tackle tailbacks at the busy roundabout.

Work is expected to start in September and the project is expected to be finished in July 2015. The Southend-bound carriageway will be widened to four lanes, with one dedicated for turning left towards the airport and the second as a left turn or straight ahead.

An additional lane from Nestuda Way, south towards the roundabout, will also be built. A third London-bound lane will be added and a third exit lane from Tesco and the Royal Bank of Scotland sites will also be included.

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3:31pm Fri 17 Jan 14

cheese&chocs says...

Well I'm no expert but I wait in anticipation as to how the new lanes can be incorporated within the current highway boundaries unless they are doing away with the grass verges and footpaths shown in the picture.
Well I'm no expert but I wait in anticipation as to how the new lanes can be incorporated within the current highway boundaries unless they are doing away with the grass verges and footpaths shown in the picture. cheese&chocs
  • Score: 2

5:54pm Fri 17 Jan 14

maxell says...

The area that is stated will in my opiion take more land but this report has been worded not to cause concern, it mentions "The scheme does not need any extra land outside the current highway boundary" which is 25 feet from cerb, so theat would mean that they could have at least 50 extra feet to play with,(either sided of road) it wont be the concil that takes any land but highways as they will need the reqired 25 feet from cerb boarder, if a property of land is in the way it could mean a forced purchase I urge any readers to at least check this out and see if this could happen david t is being clever with wording.
The area that is stated will in my opiion take more land but this report has been worded not to cause concern, it mentions "The scheme does not need any extra land outside the current highway boundary" which is 25 feet from cerb, so theat would mean that they could have at least 50 extra feet to play with,(either sided of road) it wont be the concil that takes any land but highways as they will need the reqired 25 feet from cerb boarder, if a property of land is in the way it could mean a forced purchase I urge any readers to at least check this out and see if this could happen david t is being clever with wording. maxell
  • Score: -5

6:03pm Fri 17 Jan 14

jolllyboy says...

Already it is confusing to turn left Rochford or airport, only regulars know how to do it and another lane will just be more confusing. Those who do not go to the airport regularly will be in a mess and wont bother again defeating the purpose.A third lane from tesco towrds london will be chaos as drivers who wish to turn left shortly afterwards will have a nightmare getting across. How narrow are these lanes going to be if no extra land will be used unless losing grass verge. All because they didnt do it right first time. Never has any large town had to do a turn right to go forward into the town, as the main road leads elsewhere ! The whole junction needs to be rethought instead of just adding more probs.
Already it is confusing to turn left Rochford or airport, only regulars know how to do it and another lane will just be more confusing. Those who do not go to the airport regularly will be in a mess and wont bother again defeating the purpose.A third lane from tesco towrds london will be chaos as drivers who wish to turn left shortly afterwards will have a nightmare getting across. How narrow are these lanes going to be if no extra land will be used unless losing grass verge. All because they didnt do it right first time. Never has any large town had to do a turn right to go forward into the town, as the main road leads elsewhere ! The whole junction needs to be rethought instead of just adding more probs. jolllyboy
  • Score: 4

6:10pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Howard Cháse says...

No extra land needed but they'll have loads anyway....
No extra land needed but they'll have loads anyway.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: -2

7:19pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Nebs says...

Charge people £1 to go round the roundabout. Will remove congestion at a stroke.
Charge people £1 to go round the roundabout. Will remove congestion at a stroke. Nebs
  • Score: -6

8:04pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Sounds like there are going to be more delays than ever making it two lanes into four then back to two again.
Just wait for those collisions.
Sounds like there are going to be more delays than ever making it two lanes into four then back to two again. Just wait for those collisions. Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 2

8:06pm Fri 17 Jan 14

disgusted of essex says...

jolllyboy wrote:
Already it is confusing to turn left Rochford or airport, only regulars know how to do it and another lane will just be more confusing. Those who do not go to the airport regularly will be in a mess and wont bother again defeating the purpose.A third lane from tesco towrds london will be chaos as drivers who wish to turn left shortly afterwards will have a nightmare getting across. How narrow are these lanes going to be if no extra land will be used unless losing grass verge. All because they didnt do it right first time. Never has any large town had to do a turn right to go forward into the town, as the main road leads elsewhere ! The whole junction needs to be rethought instead of just adding more probs.
What is needed is access from this site to the south up Southbourne Grove (A1158) this would enable local traffic and ambulances easier access to the Hospital and Westcliff. At present local traffic from Tesco or traffic from Nestudia Way is forced to go either to the Bell junction or Kent Elms which must add considerably to congestion.
[quote][p][bold]jolllyboy[/bold] wrote: Already it is confusing to turn left Rochford or airport, only regulars know how to do it and another lane will just be more confusing. Those who do not go to the airport regularly will be in a mess and wont bother again defeating the purpose.A third lane from tesco towrds london will be chaos as drivers who wish to turn left shortly afterwards will have a nightmare getting across. How narrow are these lanes going to be if no extra land will be used unless losing grass verge. All because they didnt do it right first time. Never has any large town had to do a turn right to go forward into the town, as the main road leads elsewhere ! The whole junction needs to be rethought instead of just adding more probs.[/p][/quote]What is needed is access from this site to the south up Southbourne Grove (A1158) this would enable local traffic and ambulances easier access to the Hospital and Westcliff. At present local traffic from Tesco or traffic from Nestudia Way is forced to go either to the Bell junction or Kent Elms which must add considerably to congestion. disgusted of essex
  • Score: 2

11:38pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Devils Advocate says...

I heard that they are looking at the idea of putting mini roundabouts at each junction on the roundabout and letting traffic go both ways round the main roundabout. It's called a "Magic" roundabout because, as I understand it, they pay millions for the new system then pay more and more millions when they get the consultants in to think up ways of putting the first idea right. Worked fine at the A130/A13 roundabout , with hardly any delays at all.
Unless you include the so-called "gridlock" that happened every week, that is.
I heard that they are looking at the idea of putting mini roundabouts at each junction on the roundabout and letting traffic go both ways round the main roundabout. It's called a "Magic" roundabout because, as I understand it, they pay millions for the new system then pay more and more millions when they get the consultants in to think up ways of putting the first idea right. Worked fine at the A130/A13 roundabout , with hardly any delays at all. Unless you include the so-called "gridlock" that happened every week, that is. Devils Advocate
  • Score: 1

8:32am Sat 18 Jan 14

Keptquiettillnow says...

Devils Advocate wrote:
I heard that they are looking at the idea of putting mini roundabouts at each junction on the roundabout and letting traffic go both ways round the main roundabout. It's called a "Magic" roundabout because, as I understand it, they pay millions for the new system then pay more and more millions when they get the consultants in to think up ways of putting the first idea right. Worked fine at the A130/A13 roundabout , with hardly any delays at all.
Unless you include the so-called "gridlock" that happened every week, that is.
Is that consultants that are mates?
[quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: I heard that they are looking at the idea of putting mini roundabouts at each junction on the roundabout and letting traffic go both ways round the main roundabout. It's called a "Magic" roundabout because, as I understand it, they pay millions for the new system then pay more and more millions when they get the consultants in to think up ways of putting the first idea right. Worked fine at the A130/A13 roundabout , with hardly any delays at all. Unless you include the so-called "gridlock" that happened every week, that is.[/p][/quote]Is that consultants that are mates? Keptquiettillnow
  • Score: 0

4:38pm Sat 18 Jan 14

runwellian says...

Why not get rid of Tesco's?
Why not get rid of Tesco's? runwellian
  • Score: 0

5:11pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Devils Advocate says...

Keptquiettillnow wrote:
Devils Advocate wrote:
I heard that they are looking at the idea of putting mini roundabouts at each junction on the roundabout and letting traffic go both ways round the main roundabout. It's called a "Magic" roundabout because, as I understand it, they pay millions for the new system then pay more and more millions when they get the consultants in to think up ways of putting the first idea right. Worked fine at the A130/A13 roundabout , with hardly any delays at all.
Unless you include the so-called "gridlock" that happened every week, that is.
Is that consultants that are mates?
Not sure that "Consultants" describes "mates," but the word I am thinking you mean does start with a "C" and has loads of other letters as well, and if one injected "Miniu" into the word I'm thinking about, it could refer to a kind of American house.
Give in?
[quote][p][bold]Keptquiettillnow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Devils Advocate[/bold] wrote: I heard that they are looking at the idea of putting mini roundabouts at each junction on the roundabout and letting traffic go both ways round the main roundabout. It's called a "Magic" roundabout because, as I understand it, they pay millions for the new system then pay more and more millions when they get the consultants in to think up ways of putting the first idea right. Worked fine at the A130/A13 roundabout , with hardly any delays at all. Unless you include the so-called "gridlock" that happened every week, that is.[/p][/quote]Is that consultants that are mates?[/p][/quote]Not sure that "Consultants" describes "mates," but the word I am thinking you mean does start with a "C" and has loads of other letters as well, and if one injected "Miniu" into the word I'm thinking about, it could refer to a kind of American house. Give in? Devils Advocate
  • Score: 1

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