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.


  1. Great shot for MMY ~ Going to be in London end of month ~ nice to see some of your country ~ ^_^

  2. Interesting concept to help traffic. I have never heard of this type of traffic control before.

  3. @bettyl From personal experience, there seem to be a lot of drivers who haven't either - or maybe they think it doesn't apply to them!

  4. We need these in the states, although I doubt impatient people would adhere to them unless a healthy fine in involved. The building that housed the pub is beautiful, sad that it has closed :-(