Last month saw the overnight closure of Ashby Road between the Queensway and Rowland Road roundabouts for the resurfacing of a well worn out road.
Resurfacing Ashby Road last Month
The work once complete saw the new road markings put down over a period of 2 to three nights with new anti skid surfaces being laid at the traffic lights stop lines.
Prior to the works the carriageway heading out of the town centre saw the cycle path defined by a hazard warning line (see rule 127 of the Highway Code) and edged with a double yellow lines (No Waiting at Any Time). This prevented any cars from parking on the carriageway leaving it clear for traffic flow. These markings have been re-laid once the resurfacing work had been complete.
New markings heading into the town centre
On the opposite side heading from the Queensway roundabout into the town centre the carriageway had a solid white line which defined the cycle lane. It is my understanding that a vehicle cannot park straddling a solid white line thus ensuring this side of the road remained clear of any parks vehicles. It seems that this side of the road has been remarked with a hazard warning line only. No yellow lines have been laid, the road has a 30mph limit and it is not defined as a Clearway so in effect can vehicles now park on this stretch of carriageway?
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