Hold-up over double yellow lines

PUBLISHED: 21:37 11 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:56 04 May 2010

DOUBLE yellow lines have yet to be painted near the entrance of an industrial estate after the highways department received objections to the scheme. Hertfordshire Highways announced last year that it intended to place the yellow lines in York Way, near t

DOUBLE yellow lines have yet to be painted near the entrance of an industrial estate after the highways department received objections to the scheme.

Hertfordshire Highways announced last year that it intended to place the yellow lines in York Way, near the junction with Minster Road, in a bid to make the road safer for motorists and pedestrians.

Public consultation on the scheme closed on February 28, and a spokesman for the Highways department said they had received a number of objections to the plans.

He said: "We haven't been able to assess the nature of the objections yet, but officers will be talking to the people concerned to try to resolve them swiftly.

"We're unable to give an accurate start date for the work as yet."

Carrie Neale, a resident of Willowside Walk, said: "Something needs to be done, there have been too many near misses lately.

"I know a lot of the people who park there are commuters who are going to Royston station."

Cllr Doug Drake, Royston's county councillor, had hoped the work would be completed by the end of February.

He told the last meeting of North Herts District Council's Royston area committee: "It makes me quite wild that we've been made to wait around this long. "

In April last year, pedestrian Kelly Reeman died when she was in collision with a motorcycle near parked cars in York Way.

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