The Hull junction that is an ‘accident waiting to happen’

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The Hull junction that is an ‘accident waiting to happen’

The Hull junction that is an ‘accident waiting to happen’
2021-04-07 04:00:00
“A lick of paint” is all that is needed to fix a Hull junction that is “an accident waiting to happen”, say residents. Kedrum Road is the only route in and out of the Alexandra Gardens estate in east Hull, however, the junction has become a hazard as drivers continue to park on the roadside to use the local shops. Residents leaving the estate are having to slam on the brakes as traffic turns in from the busy Southcoates Lane, which has caused a few scrapes over the years. “I see it all the time,” said an Alexandra Gardens resident. To sign up for the Hull Live headlines to your inbox, click here. “If a car is coming out of the estate they are having to go on to the other side of the road and that is where cars come in off the main road to turn into the estate, so you’re both on the same side. “There are no alternatives. People park there all the time using it as a car park for local shops. They are there throughout the day and on weekends. It is just an accident waiting to happen. “When I come down the road I’m having to slam on the brakes and if a car is coming in sometimes they are reversing back on to the main road. “Southcoates Lane is a busy road. You’ve got constant traffic there. I’ve seen a few scrapes in the four years I’ve lived there.” Residents have labelled the Kedrum Road junction an 'accident waiting to happen' (Image: Katie Pugh) Residents have confronted drivers who use the street as a car park but they just ‘shrug it off’ as there is currently no double yellow lines preventing them from parking there. The 41-year-old who lives in Kedrum Road says residents have been trying to resolve the issue through Hull City Council and property developers Keepmoat, but it is “a lost cause”. “There’s been no replies,” he said. “I mention it to people parking there but they just shrug it off and say there are no yellow lines so they can park there. “It’s like a lost cause really. We try to get in touch with the council but they say it is Keepmoat’s responsibility but Keepmoat say it’s the council’s responsibility. “It’s like we’re going round in circles. There is potential that someone could get hurt. “Sometimes you’ll get cars parking on the opposite so there is only a gap in the middle to get through. On some days as cars come out they are weaving in and out. “Cars coming in from the main road are doing 30 and swinging straight round so if you’ve got a car coming in you’ve to slam on the brakes.” Residents are calling for double yellow lines to be put in place (Image: Katie Pugh) Some residents have considered taking the matter into their own hands to have double yellow line
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