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Dangerous Penkridge junction to have road markings rubbed out

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: March 18, 2014

Dangerous Penkridge junction to have road markings rubbed out

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A DANGEROUS junction in Penkridge will have confusing dotted lines removed in a bid to stop accidents happening there.

There have been numerous near-misses at the junction of Market Street and Mill Street, leaving villagers worried there will be a crash and someone seriously hurt.

It has prompted calls for something to be done as many drivers coming into Market Street from Mill Street do not realise they have to give way to oncoming traffic.

Penkridge’s new bobby PC Carl Paton is determined to tackled the problem and held a surgery in the village to talk to residents.

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He has also been looking at CCTV images at the site to get to the bottom of why there have been so many difficulties there.

Mr Paton has been in touch with county council highways bosses and with their approval wants to arrange to get the dotted markings at the end of Market Street erased.

Penkridge Parish Council members unanimously backed the plans at a meeting last week.

They were also told Mr Paton was hoping to get a stop sign put up in Mill Street.

Councillor John McPheat said: “I agree with taking the markings up. There have been so many near misses. Signs telling people they have to give way at the end of Mill Street should also be moved further back.”

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