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Drivers ignoring one-way system

PCSO Steve Johnston warning motorists about ignoring the one way system, which is in place on South Marine Drive PA1301-1

PCSO Steve Johnston warning motorists about ignoring the one way system, which is in place on South Marine Drive PA1301-1

A WARNING has been issued by police reminding drivers to abide by the one-way system on a section of South Marine Drive, Bridlington.

Following a series of complaints from residents and construction workers, police have warned if the contravention of the system continues fines will be issued to drivers ignoring the diversion.

Police are concerned failure to abide by the system could pose a danger to the construction team working on the £40million Yorkshire Water project in South Marine Drive.

For the duration of the project, which now stands at 70 weeks, the roads close to the Spa Bridlington are subject to the one-way system.

Part of South Marine Drive is closed southbound from Horsforth Avenue to Belgrave Road until April 2014 – but 
reports to the police suggest drivers are not taking heed of the signs.

PCSO Steve Johnston said: “We urge motorists not to contravene the signs that are in place and to use the one way system

“This initially is a warning for people to be aware of the dangers and that failing to adhere to the road signs may result in fines.”

He said police officers will be paying close attention to the section of road over the coming months.

“The road signs are there for a reason, for the safety of the construction workers. It could be quite dangerous if they are not expecting cars to be coming from that direction,” said PCSO Johnston.

The system is in place during the 18-months of construction work for the project which aims to improve the quality of the town’s beaches and sewerage system.

The work aims to aid the town in achieving a ‘blue flag’ beach standard and is expected to be completed in 2014.

A section of Palace Car Park is currently being used as the launch point for a tunnelling machine.

 

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