Rising bollards have made a comeback in Grimsby town centre back in September, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
North East Lincolnshire Council have announced their decision to reintroduce rising bollards on Victoria Street in Grimsby Town Centre in support of a long-standing Traffic Regulation Order which restricts access into the pedestrian area of Victoria Street, therefore improving overall pedestrian safety.
According to the council, the move will also improve social distancing measures and help to manage the number of vehicles accessing the area. The bollards will be raised each day between 10:30am and 4pm.
Outside of these hours, they will only be lowered for maintenance or in a state of emergency.
Any vehicle found to be entering this area between the hours of 4pm and 10:30am without a valid reason may be subject to enforcement action.
Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport at North East Lincolnshire Council, said:
“We understand this may cause an element of disruption to businesses, but these bollards are critical for pedestrian safety and our ongoing COVID-19 response.
“This shouldn’t come as a new addition to the town centre, but unfortunately, due to equipment issues, the bollards have been out of action for a few years and we’re now pleased to see them back in action.”
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