Sunday, 27 February 2011

Weight limit at last for Station Road, Yate

Ruth Davis and Sue Walker celebrate the weight limit they have been capaigning for
Campaigners are celebrating after a long campaign to set a weight limit for lorries on a busy Yate road has got the final go ahead. Road signs which will ban vehicles weighing more than 7.5 tonnes from using Station Road will be installed this week.

Cllr Sue Walker, who has championed this issue, said: “The problem is the big lorries from the warehousing and distribution centres going up Station Road, on occasion going the wrong side of islands etc, and making it dangerous for locals trying to cross the road. It’s particularly worrying for the elderly folk who need to cross the road to get to the shops.  Big lorries just do not suit busy town centre roads with lots of pedestrians - and so I’m glad the road will be access only”

She added, “I’ve been fighting for years to stop very heavy huge vehicles going along Station Road between the station and Morrisons. The deliveries are less of a problem but often the road is used as a cut through. It’s been too many years since we first tried to make this happen but now the signs will make it clear there’s a weight limit, and it will have been worth all the effort”

Cllr Ruth Davis, who has also campaigned for the restriction, said “This has taken far too long to get through. The decision was taken several years ago but South Glos just hasn’t seen it as a priority to sort out the legal issues, even though Yate Town Council has been chasing this important local safety issue”

Drivers delivering goods to businesses along Station Road will be exempt from the weight limit.

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