Part of Addiscombe Road has been closed until 16 August for maintenance of the tram tracks.
The current diversion signs send all north-bound traffic from Park Hill Road to Cedar Road via Brickwood Road. The road layout then leads it south up Lebanon, back down Chisholm and onto Cedar again. Hence the unusually high volumes of traffic on Cedar as traffic is forced to retrace its route back to Addiscombe Road/Park Hill Road via either Blake Road or Colson Road.
This morning there was a car accident on Blake Road, leaving Colson Rd the only option for drivers wanting to leave Cedar Road. Numerous cars have been observed driving around in circles looking for a way out, some of them driving at high speed or going the wrong way down one-way streets in frustration!
East Croydon Community Organisation have asked Croydon Council to improve the temporary signage and have been backed up by their ward councillors. This morning, some of the signs have been changed and we wait to see if this will prove effective.