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Road trial starts in Broomfield Road
7:10am Sunday 27th January 2013 in News
A NEW access point for cars trying to get onto Broomfield Road has been opened.
The left turn, from Parkway, has been opened as part of a trial scheme to help raise the profile of businesses in the west end area of the city centre.
Over the next 18 months, motorists will be able to get on to the road at a turn off which previously only taxi and bus drivers were allowed to use.
After the trial period, set up by Essex County Council and Chelmsford Council, is finished, a review will decide whether to keep the access point open.
Derrick Louis, county councillor responsible for highways and transport, said: “This is a great example of collaborative working between public and private organisations.
“We will monitor traffic flow throughout the trial period, with a view to making this change permanent if it proves to be successful.”
All traffic except for buses will still be banned from entering back onto Parkway from the junction with Broomfield Road.
Cars using the new entry point will be able to exit back onto Parkway from the Coval Lane junction.