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Driver calls for action on "dangerous" road junction in Prestatyn

Published date: 16 August 2014 |
Published by: Suzanne Jordan 
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A DRIVER has called for action to be taken over a “dangerous” junction in Prestatyn.

Jason Knowles said he had written to Denbighshire County Council Highways authority and Prestatyn Town Council expressing his concern for the junction of Mostyn Avenue with Gronant Road.

He explained that on approach to the junction, drivers have to “blindly edge forward” and traffic can’t be seen to the left as it is “completely obscured by hedges” while a “wall also obscures the view”.

Mr Knowles has called for mirrors to be put in or for a solution to be found “before someone is hurt”.

He said: “I am sure that I am not alone in thinking that this junction is dangerous. It is not until I am a good three foot into the main road before I am able to see. I can only hope that a car will not come speeding down the road to my right side.

“There is no view from the left and minimal view to the right.”

A spokesperson from Denbighshire County Council said that notice has been served on a property next to the junction to cut their hedge - but Mr Knowles fears this won’t act as a permanent solution.

“Every year I’ll need to raise the same complaint. I feel there needs to be another option,” he added.

Councillor James Davies, of Prestatyn East, said he was aware of the junction concerns but he was pleased that steps had been taken to improve visibility.

He said: “I received concerns from a local resident in May about the worsening nature of visibility at the junction and logged a complaint with the County Council on her behalf and I have since received notification of Mr Knowles’ concerns.

“I will liaise with residents to ensure that a satisfactory conclusion is reached.”

A Denbighshire County Council spokesperson maintained the view that the cutting of the hedge would “hopefully” resolve the issue.

They said: “Once it was explained to the owners, they were happy to assist and have agreed to cut the hedge.

"The council does not support or approve the erection of mirrors within the public highway.”

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