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Notorious Enderby junctions still high on County ‘most dangerous’ list

roundaboutLeicestershire County Council has recently released figures showing there were 179 accidents at a list of 10 sites in the County.

It comes as no surprise to residents in Enderby that local junctions are well represented on the list (see below).

The incidents were reported to have involved 253 casualties from January 2010 to the end of 2014.

The figures take into account all of the roads in the County for which the County Council has responsibility – which therefore excludes trunk roads and motorways.

The Narborough Road South roundabout junction with Fosse Park Avenue was listed as the most dangerous, with 31 accidents over the five years.

Second was the Narborough Road South junction at the roundabout with Soar Valley Way, where there were 21 accidents over five years.

Enderby’s Foxhunter roundabout, (recently the subject of traffic calming measures by junction widening and the erection of illuminated ‘give way’ signs) came in third.

The List:

Figures listed below are the total number of accidents in which people were injured between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2014.

1. Narborough Road South, Braunstone roundabout junction with Fosse Park Avenue:
31 accidents.

2. Narborough Road South Enderby roundabout junction with Soar Valley Way:
21 accidents.

3. Leicester Road, Enderby Fox Hunter roundabout:
18 accidents.

4. Bull Head Street Oadby roundabout junction with Oadby Road:
18 accidents.

5. A606 Nottingham Road Ab Kettleby crossroads junction with Six Hills Lane:
17 accidents.

6. Narborough Road South Braunstone crossroads junction with Braunstone Lane East:
17 accidents

7. Anstey Lane, Anstey roundabout junction with Gynsill Lane:
15 accidents.

8. A607 Newarke Road Thurmaston roundabout junction with Melton Road:
14 accidents.

9. A606 Wilton Road Melton Mowbray junction with bus station car park:
14 accidents.

10.Lubbesthorpe Way Enderby roundabout junction with Narborough Road South:
14 accidents.

Read more here [Leicester Mercury Report]

Running a red light at Soar Valley Way / B4114 roundabout could cost you dear…

soar valley way jtn eye11,228 drivers were caught running red lights in Leicester and Leicestershire in 2012. 4,780 of these were ‘flashed’ by the fixed camera on the A563 Soar Valley Way, near Fosse Park.

Recently, Damhanti Jivan (52), of Sunbury Green, Thurnby Lodge, found it expensive when she pleaded guilty at Leicester Magistrates’ Court of failing to comply with a red traffic light signal.

The offence occurred on 12th December last year at the A563 Soar Valley Way, junction with the B4114, Enderby.

She was fined £135 with a £20 victim surcharge, £85 costs and three penalty points were put on her driving licence.

Motorists involved in Soar Valley Way altercation

police carOfficers from Blaby local policing unit are appealing for witnesses after a motorist was involved in an altercation in Soar Valley Way, Leicester.

The incident took place at about 11.25am on Sunday November 24 near to Everards Brewery, the victim was travelling towards Lutterworth Road when he was approached by the passenger in another vehicle and assaulted.

The victim, a 60-year-old man, sustained minor injuries to his face and arm during the incident.

Sergeant Pete Jelbert said:

“The victim had just driven into Soar Valley Way and swapped lanes when the vehicle the suspect was a passenger in pulled up alongside his, the suspect got out of the vehicle, approached the victim and grabbed his arm.

“There may have been a number of motorists travelling along that road on Sunday morning and we would urge anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the police. Any calls received will be treated in confidence.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Sergeant 920 Pete Jelbert on 101, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 0920.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

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Work on the A426 bus corridor set to start

bus laneWork to reduce bus journey times on a key route into Leicester is set to start on Monday (March 4)

The A426 (Aylestone Road) bus corridor project aims to improve bus reliability, ease congestion for drivers and improve safety of cyclists.

Last year a consultation was held on the £5m initiative which is being funded by the Department for Transport, Leicester City and Leicestershire County Councils and Arriva.

Proposals included 24 hour bus lanes, improvements to junctions, bus stops and crossing points, a speed limit reduction, smart ticketing (travel cards) and real time travel information.

Following feedback from the consultation, a number of additional improvements have been made including the provision of cycle lanes, toucan crossings, traffic signals and an additional section of bus lane.

Initial preparations have already begun. From Sunday evening, there will be some management of the traffic flow between Little Glen Road and Soar Valley Way. This will allow work from Monday on water pipes and cables, mainly in footways but also at two locations where the pipes and cables cross the road.

The main work will start in April.

Lesley Pendleton, Leicestershire County Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, said:

“We would like to thank everyone who has commented on these proposals. We have considered all the responses carefully and, as a result, have made some additions to the project.

“We believe this work will reap real benefits by improving bus journey times and service reliability and ultimately relieving congestion on what is a key route into Leicester.”

Leicester City Mayor Peter Soulsby added:

“This scheme will benefit pedestrians, cyclists and motorists as well as bus users.”

Work will be completed in stages to minimise disruption and is due to be completed by October 2013.

To minimise congestion, roadworks in nearby areas have been coordinated and local businesses have been invited to discuss how they can help their staff plan their travel and perhaps stagger their working hours.

Updates on the work will be available at: www.leics.gov.uk/a426_bus_corridor_project

33-year-old man robbed in Soar Valley Way lay-by

Police are appealing for public help after a 33-year-old man was the victim of a robbery in Leicester.

The incident took place at about 4.45pm on Saturday (November 19) in a lay-by in Soar Valley Way when the victim was approached by two men, one of the men threatened him with a knife and then robbed him.

The victim was also assaulted during the incident which resulted him falling backwards down a steep bank and receiving minor injuries.

The suspects made off with cash, a silver/platinum Rolex watch, a plain gold wedding band and a diamond ring set in a gold band.

The suspect who threatened the victim has been described as a white man, in mid to late 20s, of slim build, short blonde hair which was combed forward and a clear complexion. He was wearing blue trousers and a blue training or tracksuit top.

The second suspect was also white, in his mid to late 20s, of slim build, with blonde hair which was parted at the side. He was wearing black trousers and a blue long sleeved top.

PC Jim Turner is investigating the incident, he said:

“This was a traumatic incident for the victim who has been left extremely shocked and distressed by it.

“Soar Valley Way is a busy road at all times of the day and night and there were a number of people travelling along that road on the evening of the incident, we would appeal to anyone who was in the area on Saturday (November 19) and witnessed the activity in the lay-by or saw two men arriving or leaving the location to contact us.

“If you know the identity of the suspects or you’ve heard rumours about who is responsible then please get in touch. Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, could help with our investigation. Any calls received will be treated in confidence.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 2203 Jim Turner on 101*, follow the instructions to leave a message for a police officer and when prompted key in the officer’s identification number 2203.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, which is free** and anonymous, on 0800 555 111.

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** Please note, some mobile ‘phone service providers may charge for this call.