Yellow lines set to tackle traffic issues?

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A consultation on extra double and single yellow lines for Sleaford is currently underway in the town.

Lincolnshire County Council’s highways officers have been discussing parking issues with emergency services, local authorities and businesses as well as writing to every resident on the affected streets to seek their views.

Once the results are in at the end of the month, the plans will be advertised. A planning and regulation committee will then make a decision on the proposals.

A highways spokesman said some of the arrangements have already been adjusted in response to feedback.

Under the proposals, sections of Grantham Road would have no waiting limits between 8am and 6pm, Monday-Friday, to stop cars parking on both sides causing a bottle neck and difficulties turning right.

On Westgate’s junction with Playhouse Yard, where parked vehicles were felt to be causing access issues, there would be no waiting at any time.

Another no waiting zone would be placed further along Westgate, from 8am and 6pm, Monday-Friday, also due to safety and access issues.

On King Edward Street and Castle Causeway, parking would be reduced by a no waiting limit, from 8am to 6pm, Monday-Friday, with no parking at all allowed around junctions to aid visibility.