U Turns on Mills Street

Looks like my efforts to improve the geometry of the intersection of Mills Street to Goodwood Road has fallen over.

We recently changed the configuration of traffic islands to address a dangerous situation with drivers doing U Turns but entering Mills Street to do it. There had been many near misses as reported by residents in the area and i had witnessed a number myself.

The changes made are in accordance with DPTI regulations and we cannot extend the island any further into Goodwood Road.

This means that U Turns are still possible and in fact easier to manoeuvre, all on Goodwood Road. In my opinion there is still a safety issue but we are informed by our road traffic staff that the only solution is for SAPOL to police it.

This they will be asked to do.

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