Monday, 13 May 2013
Box Junction on Wellington Road South
The junction of Station Road with Wellington Road South is a box junction.
A box junction is a traffic control measure designed to prevent gridlock at busy road junctions. The surface of the junction is marked with a criss-cross grid of diagonal yellow painted lines and vehicles may not enter the area so marked unless their exit from the junction is clear; drivers may enter the box and wait when they want to turn right and are stopped from doing so only by oncoming traffic or by other vehicles waiting to turn right.
Across on the corner of Wellington Road South and Wellington Street is the Unity Inn, a former Robinson's pub now, like many others, closed, stripped of its signage and awaiting an uncertain future.
A contribution to Monday Mellow Yellow.