Major Road Designation Rejected

July 1963

South Yorkshire Times, July 20

Major Road Designation Rejected

Which is the major road?

That is the question which has aroused some controversy in Denaby recently and which received an airing at Mondays meeting of the Conisborough urban council’s road and home safety committee.

In April the committee asked the local authority to designate Church road, the major road at its junction with School walk, and claimed there was a danger because of increase in the flow of traffic.

The council rejected the plea. Coun. T. Hill explained on Monday. “Some councillors don’t agree that Church road is the major road, and the feeling is that if it is designated as such, the council will be swamped with similar requests from other areas where the same thing is justified”.

The matter has been seriously considered. Following an accident there some months ago, white lines were painted across School walk at the junction, and P.C. T. G. Harris said that it had tended to cause some controversy as to which was the major.

Acting surveyor. Mr. W. Clark, explained that the lines had no legal backing and where simply and indication to the motorist of the dangers of the junction.

Coun. Hill pointed out that should the committee wish to press the matter further it could be brought before the council after a period of six months, but he thought that they should accept the situation.

His suggestion was approved.

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