Neighbour Michael describes a sorry state of affairs as drivers try to avoid the barricade at York Way by diverting up the parade of shops set back from York Way (see map above or click here) The person to contact is Jonathan Barnes at BAM on 0207 014 9409 – i spoke with him the other week he was helpful. At Islington council it's Barry Lucas via contact islington 02075272000 although Camden is co-ordinating the works. Argent have a construction helpline 0800 328 8840. I remember dimly that the road is question might be a private road, which will complicate things. Sounds like a total horlicks.
Got hold of Barry Lucas at Islington on Friday morning – the road is a private road owned by Islington. Camden were forewarned that this behaviour would be a problem at the liason meeting – Barry will raise this with Camden straight away.
Neighbour Michael writes:
'Who can be contacted about it to rectify a serious traffic and noise problem.
The road junction at York Way and Copenhagen Street is now closed off with a barrier errected at the road entrance to York Way.
All the traffic is now trying to gain access in both directions via the small slip road in front of the parade of shops. In effect, it has become a one way major narrow substitute road between York Way and Copenhagen Street.
We had this same problem one time before last year. It was chaos and drivers arguing and nearly fighting each other because neither would reverse back. It needs some level of control.
Either a No Entry Sign from either York Way or from the Copenhagen Street direction. Or a set of lights need to be in place also. But I think drivers would ignore them anyway, sa they do.
Having traffic coming from both directions is causing obstructions, as vehicles race to get in there first to gain access and contol – but traffic meets in the middle of the shop parade, with cars following the front one and it create a confrontation with vehicle drivers. Car drivers naturally hoot their car horns and shout, this happens from 6.30am to 0200hrs in the mornings.'