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.