Finally today new yellow lines will painted alone Duke Street, the lines will extend as far as St Pauls Passage.
Councillor slams dangerous delays over yellow line renewal
Central Southport Lib Dem councillor Tony Dawson has slammed the gross delays which have left a number of streets in the Borough, particularly Duke Street, without the required yellow lines, H blocks etc for months after surface treatment works. Cllr Dawson says these delays have gone on too long.
“My particular concerns are yellow lines in Duke Street and H markings in Derby Road but these areas are by no means unique. A similar problem affected London Street where disabled people were denied their precious parking close to Chapel Street and one local councillor infuriated them by heartlessly and irresponsibly encouraging able-bodied drivers to use these precious spots.
“I raise this issue some weeks ago with senior council officers yet the problem, which was long-overdue for action even then, still persists.”
“I understand that the relevant council contracts may be up for renegotiation, which is good news, but that this does not help local residents in Trinity Gardens today who cannot get their cars safely out of their driveways. it does not help the motorists who either hit the Duke Street/Talbot Street central island or have ‘near misses’ as a result of having to pass cars which have been parked near the traffic island on Duke Street.
“The law says there says there should be double yellow lines here but for months drivers have had to traverse a chicane between the parked cars and the island. I would welcome some action to address this problem urgently. ”
“There is an obvious increased risk of accidents and injuries on this stretch of road. It appears to me that there will have to be either out-of-hours working or the significant use of ‘no waiting’ bollards in order to let contractors get near this site to do the work and I believe that there might need to be a more routine use of such bollards generally within the Borough associated with road lining, gully clearance and clearance of leaves.
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