Why is small part of Beck Hill one-way?

Cars wanting to get to the Lord Feoffees car park on Beck Hill can only get to the entrance by crossing the new bridge.
Cars wanting to get to the Lord Feoffees car park on Beck Hill can only get to the entrance by crossing the new bridge.

A Bridlington councillor has asked why drivers wanting to use the Lord Feoffess car park have to access it by using the new Beck Hill bridge rather than turning from Prospect Street.

Cllr David Robson has been told by council officers that larger vehicles need the full width of the junction to make turning movements.

The response he has received says: “To have unrestricted two-way circulation at the Beck Hill/Prospect St junction would require greater width than available, without demolition of buildings one or other side of the road, and it would create additional turning movements that would impact adversely on safety as well as capacity and create additional hazards for pedestrians at the junction.”

Cllr Robson said he will keep an eye on traffic flow in the area. He told the Free Press: “For the moment I accept the reason why the short distance from Prospect Street, to the Lord Feoffees car park, is only one way towards Prospect Street. I will monitor the traffic flow.

“We all know that the no entry sign, at the Lloyds Bank junction, will be totally ignored, particularly after 6pm when the town is largely deserted. After the first 30 yards, you become legal.

“The explanation that larger vehicles would not be able to negotiate the corner without crossing the centre line on Beck Hill brings me to wonder how double decker buses round the corner on Chapel Street/Marshall Avenue.”

Parapets, safety barriers and handrails are due to be fitted to the bridge soon so it can open to pedestrians.