Friday, 2 January 2009

A safer Station Road

Station Road, Yate, should be safer soon because of two recent decisions. South Glos Council has agreed to a weight limit of 7.5 tonnes except for vehicles delivering to businesses. The limit will cover Station Rd, Church Road and Cranleigh Court Road.

Yate town councillor Sue Evan-Jones commented "We get really heavy lorries along Station Road and they are not all deliveries, some are using the route as a cut through.

"A lot of lorry drivers also come down Longs Drive thinking it is an entrance to the Merloni Elettrodomestici factory. They cause quite a nuisance so we are trying to get a sign put up clarifying where the factory entrance is."

Meanwhile the Frome Vale Area Forum has decided to extend the traffic island at the junction of Eggshill Lane and Station Rd to reduce the number of accidents.

Cllr Ruth Davis said: "I am so relieved that the entrance to Eggshill will be altered to make it safer.

"There have been so many near misses as well as the reported accidents. This should make things safer all round."

The Gazette has more on the weight limit and the traffic island.

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