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Blocks ripped out ahead of zebra crossing construction

Blocks ripped out ahead of zebra crossing construction
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Published 4 years ago | Updated 4 years ago

Failing blocks have been removed from a much derided 'traffic table' in Selby town centre.

Contractors were on site all day Sunday as the hump in the road between Boots the Chemist and the Market Place was resurfaced with tarmac.

Underground ducting work was also completed ahead of the construction of a zebra crossing, planned for later in the year.

The hump has caused confusion among motorists and pedestrians alike since its installation as part of a town centre facelift project in 2009.

Detractors say the hump's appearance and tactile paving features give pedestrians a false impression that the table is an intended designated crossing point.

The apparent lack of adequate signage and clear road markings, however, give motorists no warning of the likelihood of pedestrians in the roadway.

Branded an 'accident waiting to happen' since construction, campaigners have consistently lobbied county highways bosses for a replacement zebra crossing for much of the last eight years. 

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First published at 21:40 on Monday, February 19th, 2018.
Last updated at 22:24 on Monday, February 19th, 2018.