A large red for danger sign reads ROAD CLOSED. Beside it, another sign reads ROAD CLOSED HERE for 6 weeks 7/2/22. A red and white barrier is placed in the road, with red and white cones.
How would you interpret what this means?
'access through the closure will be maintained for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists.'
Some five days later and ROAD CLOSED signs and a barrier are still in place. If access has been made safe for pedestrians, please tell us so. Let's have appropriate signage.
The CEO continues,
After the 6 week period, ' temporary lights will be in place for a period of time. Once complete, there will be significant improvements to the road which will have long term benefits for the local community.;
Impossible to restore lost habitat and the pastoral ambience of Ghyll Brow. What is needed is a continuous footpath and a 20 mph speed limit on a country road which will see a huge increase in the volume of traffic. Both have been requested, repeatedly, over the years. Both are essential.
And yes, all this causes disruption and distress for local people, not least because we have been ignored. Repeated failure to give us the information we request exacerbates the situation. So we're left to guess what ROAD CLOSED might mean. There's a general lack of communication apparent here.
Meanwhile, we cannot imagine what it's like for those whose homes abut both road-works and building site.