Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas calls for action over Tesco road chaos

Shoppers and drivers in Rainham are calling for action over a Tesco causing traffic chaos – because its entrance and exit are in the same place.

Locals say the design can quickly block both lanes of Rainham Road, having a knock-on effect on the busy nearby junction.

The store opened last year on the site of the former Cherry Tree pub amid protests from locals over the number of supermarkets in the local area.

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas said he had received numerous complaints from constituents – and had been down to take a look.

“In just a short half hour period there were many occasions when one car would be entering the car park as another was trying to enter,” he said. “I will be talking to the local council to try and find a solution to this problem as the junction is incredibly busy and these frequent jams are not helpful to anyone.”

A Tesco spokesman said: “If there are any issues then we’ll do what we can to sort them out. It’s in our interests that our customers can get in and out easily.”

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