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Grantham Journal letter: Poor signage is to blame, not drivers

A bridge strike at Barrowby Road in Grantham.
A bridge strike at Barrowby Road in Grantham.

Further to the article in the Journal (February 3) entitled ‘Give us power to fine drivers who hit bridges’.

Every time a lorry hits one of the low bridges in town, it causes considerable disruption to both the traffic and the rail network, as well as the cost of repairing the bridge concerned.

When travelling into town from the west from either the A1 junction or the A52, there are no road signs warning drivers of the low bridge at the bottom of Barrowby Road.

Surely the drivers cannot be totally to blame when the highway has no sign warning of the danger?

A sign would allow drivers to turn around on the Barrowby Road roundabout at Barrowby Gate, so avoiding the congestion caused when lorry drivers have to reverse from the bridge.

Ruth Crook

St Andrews,


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