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One-way system to be removed from Buckingham Hill Road

14 August 2020

Thurrock Council is removing the temporary one-way traffic system from Buckingham Hill Road, Butts Lane and Walton’s Hall Road in Stanford-le-Hope from Monday 17 August.

The temporary one-way system was brought in during May to help manage traffic around the Linford Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC).

If residents are unable to gain access to the site when they first arrive they will be asked to re-visit the HWRC later. For safety reasons, traffic will not be permitted to queue on Buckingham Hill Road.

Cllr Ben Maney, Cabinet member for highways, said: "The temporary one-way system was introduced to manage risks around queuing traffic waiting to gain entry to the HWRC when it reopened following closures forced by lockdown measures.

"Now is the right time to remove these temporary traffic measures, freeing up local roads for motorists who are not going to the tip.

"It is important that roads are kept safe and clear so anyone unable to gain access to the HWRC straight away will need to leave and return later."

Social distancing measures will remain in place at the HWRC and visitors will be guided by staff at the site when they arrive. The numbers able to be on site have increased, very slightly, due to changes we have made reflecting 1m plus guidelines.