A New Traffic Warning Sign In Linthouse Lane?


A local resident in Linthouse Lane approached me concerned about the long queues that were building as cars approach the Lichfield Road junction.at busy times. The resident was concerned that cars travelling too fast over the bridge and then confronted with queuing cars, would have little time to put their brakes on, and an accident may occur .

I took this issue up with the Highway Engineers and this is the latest information that I have on this issue.

“I have been out to the site a number of times and, on occasions, the queue from Lichfield Road extend as far as the canal bridge, just north of Rosemary Court. When that happens, there is a slight risk that drivers approaching from the Griffiths Drive direction may not be able to see the last vehicle in the queue, as it may be obscured by the ‘humped’ bridge.

Consequently, I will arrange for a “possible queues ahead” warning sign to be erected on Linthouse Lane.”

I am pleased with this response – and I hope my constituent who first raised the situation, will also be pleased with the outcome!


Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more