Dear Sir or Madam,
Please could you provide me with the dimensions of the yellow box junction on the A20 (sidcup by pass) where it meets Kidbrooke Park Road and Eltham road, London SE3
Our Ref: SM034859
Dear Mr Kelly
Thank you for your request for information dated the 4th June which was
received by Transport for London on the 4th June concerning the dimensions
of the yellow box junction on the A20. This request will be dealt with
under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We will aim to deal with your request promptly and provide you with a
response by the 2nd July 2008.
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Services & Consultation, at the address above, stating your concerns.
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Once again, thank you for taking the time to contact us.
Correspondence Support Manager
London Streets Customer Services
Dear Mr Kelly
Thank you for your e-mail received by Transport for London (TfL) on 4 June
2008. You asked for information about the yellow box junction (YBJ) on the
A20 junction with Kidbrooke Park Road and Eltham Road.
Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of
Information Act and I can confirm that TfL does hold the information you
The YBJ at this location measures 41 m x 6.1 m.
Due to the size of the YBJ, special dispensation was granted by the
Department for Transport for its installation.
YBJs are used to aid flow of traffic at main arterial junctions. We
rigorously enforce against motorists stopping on YBJs because of the
congestion and delays to traffic that this behaviour causes.
Eltham Road, Sidcup Road and Kidbrooke Park Road all meet at this junction
on the A20, there are also two traffic islands at this junction. Sidcup
Road is three lanes wide leading into the junction, with Eltham Road and
Kidbrooke Park Road both two lanes wide.
The number of converging lanes, along with the two traffic islands, mean
the mouth of the junction here is very large. In order to limit the
numbers of cars stopping in the mouth of the junction and causing
congestion that would affect all three converging roads, the YBJ extends
to cover all of these roads (as pictured).
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to contact Gilmore Barrett, Correspondence Support Manager - London
Streets, at [email address].
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below entitled `Your Right to Appeal'.
Head of Customer Services
Transport for London
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From: Simon Kelly [mailto:[FOI #663 email]]
Sent: 04 June 2008 07:32
To: Enquire (TfL)
Subject: Freedom of Information request - yellow box junction dimensions
Dear Sir or Madam,
Please could you provide me with the dimensions of the yellow box
junction on the A20 (sidcup by pass) where it meets Kidbrooke Park
Road and Eltham road, London SE3