Magazine Background Image

SIGN MIX UP SENDS DRIVERS ROUND THE BEND

Times Echo and Life / Latest News / SIGN MIX UP SENDS DRIVERS ROUND THE BEND
4 years, 11 months agoNo Comments.
26 JUL

SIGN MIX UP SENDS DRIVERS ROUND THE BEND

By timesecholife on in Latest News

Highway workers mistakenly install sign

EAGLE-eyed motorists were left baffled after a busy town centre road appeared to be forbidden to motorised vehicles.
Highways workers had mistakenly installed a sign prohibiting cars and motorbikes to use Cross Street in Cheadle.
And while some drivers spotted the error and swerved to avoid the route, many motorists remained oblivious to the mistake and continued to drive down the narrow street ‘illegally.’
Two signs guard the entrance to Cross Street and should both warn drivers of vehicles over 7.5 tonnes not to enter the road except for access.
However, one of the signs has recently been replaced, with workers accidentally prohibiting drivers to use the road.
The rogue sign was spotted by a hawk-eyed reader concerned that it might present a hazard to drivers and pedestrians in High Street.
Staffordshire County Councillor, Mark Deaville, said: “Our Highways teams have confirmed that the no entry to cars and motorbikes’ sign is incorrect.
“The correct sign should show a 7.5t weight restriction and work to replace the sign has been scheduled in.”
The Times and Echo spent 20 minutes monitoring traffic in Cross Street on Friday afternoon just before the end of the school day.
Around 15 cars a minute were taking Cross Street, with several swerving back out into the High Street after realising the signs prohibited entry.

Share this post:
timesecholife -

Pre Footer 2 571×105 (Left)
Pre Footer 1 571×105 (Right)

Web Design Company