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People in Hornsea have made a Christmas card featuring pictures of vehicles trying to traverse a narrow road in a dig at the decision to make it an A-road. The Christmas card saying 'Season's Greetings from the Westgate Pavements in Hornsea ' shows vehicles mounting the pavement to squeeze past each other in the road. Concerned resident Pauline McCarthy told LDRS lorries, buses, coaches and other large vehicles were travelling down the main road in and out of Hornsea, creating an unacceptable safety risk. An East Riding Council spokesperson said the route was made an A road because Hornsea is a key town and to make sure it is maintained more routinely. Concerns about the road have mounted since it was reclassified from the B1244, between Leven bypass and Hornsea, to become part of the A1035. READ MORE: Hundreds of Hull Live readers back calls for change on e-scooters Do the school run, then drive a taxi, East Yorkshire people urged, amid fears of future shortages Several videos from locals showed vehicles having to mount a narrow pavement as they turn a corner in the road to avoid oncoming traffic. Ms McCarthy said the reclassification of the road did not change the reality about it. She said: “Westgate is still the same narrow, bendy B-road it always was. It is Hornsea's main road in and out of the town, a road not fit for purpose. Traffic safety concerns on Hornsea's Westgate have spawned a tongue-in-cheek Christmas card (Image: Pauline McCarthy) “Drivers face two unacceptable options: have a collision with an oncoming large vehicle because the road is so narrow, or swerve up onto the pavement to avoid an oncoming collision and in the process risk injuring or killing a pedestrian. In 2022 alone, four housing developments have been approved in Hornsea, despite a resident in Westgate objecting stating the raod was neither wide enough or robust enough for large vehicles. “This resident is too afraid to use her own front door for fear of herself and her family being run over on the pavement. Anybody in their right mind would know that any vehicle driving on the pavements is totally unacceptable, let alone a 44-tonne, 18-wheel juggernaut, and is a serious risk to lives. “These are very dangerous pavements used daily by school children and vulnerable people such as the elderly, the disabled, partially sighted and even the blind. It beggars belief.” The council's spokesperson said traffic levels in Westgate fell below those of a typical A road. The spokesperson said: “This route was added to the A Road Network to reflect the council’s strategic plans, recognising Hornsea as a key settlement, and ensuring that the route receives greater attention in terms of routine maintenance.” Get breaking news in Hull straight to your phone Don't miss a thing. Get all the latest breaking news in Hull straight to your mobile via WhatsApp by clicking here. If you don’t like our community, you can leave any time. We also treat members to special offers, promotions, and adverts from us and our partners. Read our privacy notice here. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8 Cancel Play now
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