Roundabout labelled '˜dangerous' after history of spin-outs

A busy roundabout has been branded 'dangerous' after several motorists claim to have spun out due to a slippy surface.

Monday, 15th August 2016, 7:02 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:56 pm
Roundabout on Eastway, Fulwood, Preston.
Roundabout on Eastway, Fulwood, Preston.

One driver found herself facing the wrong way after she tried to turn off towards Asda at the Fulwood roundabout on Eastway while a cyclist claims he’s been seeing similar incidents for years.

“I wasn’t going around the roundabout fast at all and I just lost control and ended up spinning around,” she said. “It just felt like I had no grip and at first I think it was something wrong with my car or tyres but apparently a few people have had problems.”

And the cyclist agreed, saying he’d seen one and heard of more drivers having trouble.

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PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS. Ridwan Musa is the Operations Manager for Highways

“I was coming up to the roundabout and saw a car facing the wrong way that had obviously spun off,” he said. “People around the roundabout were panicking because they didn’t know what to do or where to go.

“It’s been happening for years and I’m surprised nothing has been done about it.”

It comes four years after Phillip Jervis, 50, of Great Park Drive, Leyland, suffered significant bruising when he lost control of his Yamaha 125CC motorbike in the same place.

At the time, Mr Jervis, who worked on Caxton Road, claimed a number of his colleagues who cycled to work experienced similar problems.

PHOTO. KEVIN McGUINNESS. Ridwan Musa is the Operations Manager for Highways

Ridwan Musa, highways manager for Lancashire County Council, which looks after the road, said: “The surface of this roundabout is worn, and we have put ‘slippery road’ signs on all approaches to alert drivers that traction may not be as good as they have experienced in the past.

“This roundabout is on a high priority list to be resurfaced and has been put forward for consideration.”