Dehenna Davison, MP for Bishop Auckland, has helped solve traffic issues at local enterprise park in Tindale
Since the easing of the first national lockdown, residents of Tindale have noticed a heavy increase of traffic at the Tindale Roundabout opposite the Abraham Enterprise Park, home to McDonald’s, Dominos, Screwfix and more. Concerned locals raised these concerns to local Bishop Auckland MP, Dehenna Davison, calling for action before the blocked roads caused an accident.
On Friday, Davison met with officials from the local Police, Council, Abraham Enterprise Park, and McDonalds to discuss a solution to the traffic issues in Tindale. Within 24 hours the fast food restaurant had implemented the changes, drastically changing the traffic at the roundabout.
Local resident, Jim said:
“"Well done to our local MP for instigating these improvements; this is a road that I use daily to commute to work and the queues can be considerable, affecting other adjacent junctions and creating road safety issues. These simple changes are very welcome".”
These changes will see those queuing for McDonalds drive through, at the busiest times on a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, around back of the retail park to ensure traffic on the roundabout does not overflow and block the road.
Commenting, Dehenna Davison said:
“The traffic issues at the Tindale roundabout have been a cause for concern for many and I am so pleased we have been able to quickly and efficiently solve the issues at the roundabout.
“I recently (Saturday) dropped into the Tindale McDonalds branch to speak to the Manager, Sally, and see how the changes are working, it was great to see them in action. Whilst there we also discussed the Click and Collect service, which allows you to order through the app in advance and collect your food without having to queue in the usual way.”