New telecoms cabinets installed on the corner of Sandy Lane and Ipswich Road have been causing anxiety to Woodbridge residents and Suffolk Highways officers alike since they were unexpectedly installed over the summer.
Drivers report that visibility to the right coming out of Sandy Lane has been severely affected. The eastern cabinet is also far too close to the road edge and to passing traffic, could cause cyclists to be squeezed between cabinet and vehicle – and indeed may get hit by something if left as it is.
For the last month it has been impossible to get any response from EE and TMobile (who Highways inform me are the principal companies concerned) so yesterday I took to Twitter to give the matter the oxygen of publicity and today I spoke about the cabinets on Radio Suffolk’s Breakfast Programme.
Interestingly, this seems to be was what was needed to get things going. EE are now in communication – and tell me they are ‘investigating the matter with the company who installed the cabinets.’
I am hoping the matter can now be satisfactorily resolved. Woodbridge residents shouldn’t be expected to have to choose between road safety and a 4G signal