DOUBLE yellow lines are to be painted on the junction of Cornerswell Road, Coleridge Avenue and Dyserth Road in a bid to improve road safety and prevent any further accidents.
The Vale Council Cabinet approved the proposals for a ‘Prohibition of Waiting at Any Time Traffic Regulation Order’ during a meeting on Monday, January 13, this week.
It is hoped the double yellow lines will prevent cars parking on the road corners and improve the visibility for motorists.
The plans were approved despite two objection letters from local residents on the grounds that any traffic regulation would exacerbate the existing problem of limited parking.
The double yellow lines will now be painted at a cost of £3,538, funded by the Traffic Management's operational budget 2013/14.
The report before cabinet stated that the council had received a letter of complaint regarding road safety at the eastern end of Coleridge Avenue from a member of the public, after which officers carried out an examination of the collision record for that road.
“While there had been no collisions at the location highlighted by the complainant, the examination revealed that two personal injury collisions had been recorded at the Coleridge Avenue, Dyserth Road and Cornerswell Road junction since November 2010,” the report said.
“Both of the collisions were attributed by the police officers attending to have been at least partly caused by the presence of parked vehicles on Cornerswell Road which obscured the view of vehicles emerging from the side streets.”
Officers concluded that given the collision record and the obstruction to visibility witnessed due to cars parked on the road corners, double yellow lines were needed at the corners to keep the corners free of parked cars.
After public notice was given of the proposals the council received two letters of objection from residents of Cornerswell Road and one letter of support from a resident of Coleridge Avenue.
After their objections each of them was sent a letter explaining the reasons why the restrictions were being proposed, with a request that they consider withdrawing their objection in the light of those reasons, but both of them refused to withdraw their objections and instead added several additional points.
The letter of support said that double yellow lines would improve visibility as it is “very difficult” to negotiate the junction safely.