White Lines (Cambs CC Don’t Do It)

Image: Downham Road, Ely

On the Cambridgeshire County Council website it states under their maintenance policy that ‘All carriageway markings will be maintained to be clearly visible day and night.’ So Ely Online has to ask the question: Why is it that Downham Road and Egremont Street have been without ‘centre lines and cat’s eyes’ for over six months?

Last summer both roads were resurfaced and rightly enough the ‘school – keep – clear’ signs (Keep entrance clear of stationary vehicles) were in place in record time outside the Downham road schools and Egremont House school but why are these roads without centre lines and Cat’s Eyes?

CCC’s website also proclaims: ‘Our main objectives when maintaining the county’s roads and pavements are safety and value for money. We pull out all the stops to ensure that we are providing the best possible service, whilst keeping costs down’.

All carriageway markings will be maintained to be clearly visible day and night.

Cambridgeshire County Council website

The Highway Code states in Rule 106: A broken white line marks the centre of the road. When this line lengthens and the gaps shorten, it means that there is a hazard ahead.

Road markings are as important as signs. So when are we getting our centre lines then?

Image: Downham Road, Ely
1 reply
  1. Liz
    Liz says:

    Looks like they are going to be digging it up for the next 6 months to put in ‘traffic calming’ – should be fun next week, when the schools are back. I wonder how long it will be after that before we get our white lines?

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