Regulations to tackle Grantham’s traffic troublespots

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New traffic regulation measures have been approved by Lincolnshire County Council, to try and tackle three troublespots around Grantham.

Proposals concerning Sandon Close, Station Road East and Dysart Road were approved at the latest meeting of the Planning and Regulation Committee.

A residents parking permit scheme at Sandon Close along with additional waiting restrictions is aimed at reducing the number of parked cars and frequent traffic jams in the area, particularly at school pick up and drop off times.

County councillor Charmaine Morgan said: “There have been problems for a long time, to the point that emergency services are unable to get up the road and the local bus service is threatening to withdraw its service.”

It is also hoped that extending ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions along Station Road East will improve road safety, although Coun Morgan questioned these plans where there is a shortage of parking for residents.

Meanwhile, on Dysart Road, a zebra crossing and school safety zone will be created near its junction with Dexter Avenue, due to a lack of pedestrian crossing places for Isaac Newton Primary School pupils and residents.