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Yellow line blitz to curb congestion ‘chaos’ in Market Rasen

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Yellow lines could be painted along much of busy Queen Street in Market Rasen to improve the flow of traffic.

Lincolnshire County Council says it has received so many complaints about blocked roads that it is seeking feedback on extending restrictions across the town.

Town councillors generally backed such restrictions, saying that by fast food outlets, cars would park and hinder traffic flow.

A letter sent to Market Rasen Town Council says “in the interests of maintaining traffic flow it is therefore proposed to prohibit waiting at any time from the Market Place to the B1202 Oxford Street junction.”

The A631 Willingham Road currently has 8am-6pm restrictions, but complaints over congestion caused by parking vehicles mean councillors want waiting restrictions to operate all the time.

Parts of Union Street also suffer due to large vehicles making deliveries to businesses based there. It is proposed to prohibit waiting at any time along parts of that street.

However, to facilitate on street parking in the residential Church Street, Lincolnshire County Council is proposing an easing of restrictions on part of the street.

Town and district Councillor Ken Bridger told a meeting of the town council last week that “it’s absolute chaos” in Willingham Road as people park on both sides.

Double yellow lines in Union Street have also been “a long time coming” as lorries often ”get stuck across the main street.”

“You get so much time for delivery, but the issue is the flow of traffic is backing up,” he said.

After further consultation with the public, the council expects to make any changes by the end of the year.

 

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