Green light for double yellow lines in Bo’ness

Adrian Mahoney.
Adrian Mahoney.

Planners have given the go ahead for double yellow lines to be put in place on a section of the A993 Dean Road in Bo’ness.

At a meeting of Falkirk Council’s planning committee last month, members agreed to grant permission for the prohibition of waiting order at the junction of Dean Road and Dugald Stewart Avenue.

The order was proposed after a resident got in touch with the council and raised concerns over road safety because vehicles were parking on Dean Road near the junction.

Council officers investigated and found the parked cars on Dean Road significantly reduced visibility for drivers exiting from Dugald Stewart Avenue.

There were suggestions of introducing a one way system, but the road layout and location – near a junction – means it is not appropriate for that particular measure.

It was felt the provision of double yellow line waiting restrictions would assist the passage of traffic and maintain adequate visibility for drivers.

Officers received one objection to the plan.

Council leader Craig Martin said: “What we are asking for is placing double yellow lines down at a junction to make things easier for people and safer for road traffic users.”

Councillor Adrian Mahoney said: “The yellow lines will stop people parking at the junction – the officers are trying to make this junction a lot safer.”