No action on relief road parking
9:57am Friday 15th March 2013 in News
Despite a warning by police to motorists causing obstruction by parking on the new Bath House relief road in Cardigan and the highways department of Ceredigion County Council considering the problem no action has been taken.
Now even more people are parking their vehicles daily on the stretch of road between the Bath House entrance and first roundabout.
In December last year police placed notices on windscreens of vehicles warning about the possibility of fixed penalties being issued and cones were placed on one side of the road.
But the problem is now more acute with as many as 20 vehicles at a time parked and one carriageway blocked resulting in difficulties for other road users.
At the latest Traffic Management meeting it was decided that the way forward was to make the road a clearway and during a Cardigan Town Pact meeting police were also in favour of this.
A clearway is a road or section of road on which it is illegal to stop for any reason other than a breakdown or an obstruction to the road such as stationary traffic.
Local county councillor and chairman-elect of the local authority Cllr. John Adams-Lewis who represents Mwldan Ward where the slip road is located said “I shall be taking up the matter immediately as something must be done as a matter of urgency before an accident occurs.
“As it stands traffic wardens are unable to book motorists parked on the road and we don’t want to paint yellow lines,” he said.