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Monday, November 2, 2020

Temporary traffic measures begin to be put in place

* New double yellow lines outside the library and the Town Hall.

* Line painting in progress on Castle Street this morning.

The package of temporary traffic measures designed to aid public safety in the town centre during the pandemic started to be applied today (Monday).

First signs of the new times were double yellow lines along Castle Street where parking is now prohibited.

Denbighshire County Council recently published the temporary traffic order enabling the moves.

The council says it is making the order for “reasons of public safety following the pandemic and in accordance with Welsh Government regulations”.

The aim, it says, is to “facilitate easier on-street mobility of the public on foot or by pedal cycle with greater self-distancing for individuals”.

The order come into force today and will remain in force for a maximum of 18 months.

It enables the council to:

* Reverse the one-way restriction on Church Street between its junction with Chapel Street and its junction with Regent Street. 

This, says the council, will reduce instances of ‘rat running’ and provide improved access to schools and the town centre for pedestrians and cyclists.

* Introduce a widened pedestrian area on the eastern side of Castle Street between its junction with Bridge Street and its junction with Regent Street. 

This will be achieved with the introduction of bolt-down kerbing and will provide enhanced facilities for people to social distance and travel actively. 

To facilitate this work, on-street parking will be suspended on Castle Street for the duration of the trial period.

* Introduce a one-way restriction on Market Street between its junction with Castle Street and its junction with East Street. 

Vehicles will be allowed to enter Market Street from Castle Street and proceed in a westerly direction. 

The purpose of this restriction is to provide an additional loading bay, for use by businesses, along the north side of Market Street.

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