'Be patient' plea over Gainford traffic island repairs
REPAIRS to a traffic island damaged when a vehicle collided with it in snowy conditions could take some time to carry out due to the need for traffic management measures to be in place.
Part of the stone wall to the raised traffic island, situated adjacent to the A67 at the east end of Gainford, was “significantly damaged” when a vehicle crashed into it last month.
Members of Gainford and Langton Parish Council were told at their latest meeting the damaged section of wall had been cordoned off until it is possible to affect repairs.
Martin Clark, clerk, said: “I have spoken to the insurance company and the police. We are waiting for the two letters from them and the costs of traffic management that will be sent to the insurance company.
“Then they will contact the driver of the vehicle.”
Cllr Lisa Johnstone, chairwoman, explained the collision had occurred in the middle of January and although the driver walked away unhurt there was “quite significant damage”.
She added due to the location of the damage, traffic management would need to be in place to allow workers to carry out the repairs.
Mr Clark added: “It [the traffic island] is protected now with sand bags and fencing but hopefully the insurance can sort it out.”
He added residents also needed to have a little “patience” with regards to the installation of the speed visor that would be erected on the island.
He said this would not be done before the wall was repaired and only when restrictions on lockdown were eased.