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It's a One-way Street for South Tyneside Estate

Work to improve road safety in a South Tyneside estate has been completed following concerns from residents.

South Tyneside Council has introduced a new one-way road system on the Grotto Gardens estate in South Tyneside in a bid to combat accessibility and parking issues.

A 20mph zone has also been implemented on Grotto Road near the entrance to Grotto Gardens in order to reduce traffic speeds and improve the safety of the roads in the area.

The Highways and Transportation team at the Council carried out an investigation into the safety of Grotto Gardens and identified that there were issues gaining access to the estate due to parked vehicles - bin lorries particularly struggled to access the estate.

Councillor Tracey Dixon, speaking on behalf of herself and fellow Whitburn and Marsden ward Councillors Joyce Welsh and Peter Boyack, said: "Residents raised concerns over the road safety and accessibility of Grotto Gardens so we were keen to find a solution.

"A consultation exercise was carried out with residents which proposed how we could help reduce vehicle access problems, parking issues and reduce traffic speeds. Most residents who responded were positive about the proposals.

"We are delighted with the outcome and we hope that residents are too. I'm sure they will see a huge improvement in the ease of access to Grotto Gardens and the overall safety of the area."

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