White Lines Will Be Put Back On The Bridport Coast Road
8:11am 17th January 2014
Campaigners have welcomed news that a popular stretch of road along Dorset's Jurassic coast will have road markings again.
The B3157 between Chickerell and Bridport has been without white central lines since it was resurfaced 4 years ago.
Motorists had raised concerns over an increased risk of accidents in the bad weather without them.
Cllr Spencer Flower, Leader of the county council, said:
"There is no direct evidence from the collision data that removing the white lines has increased or decreased the number of incidents on the road.
"We have listened to local communities' opinions on this subject and we have made a pragmatic decision.
"We will continue to monitor traffic on the road, but drivers need to adjust their driving style to adapt to the road and weather conditions."
Replacing the lines will be planned as part of the highways maintenance programme and the cost is around £10,000.
Cllr Ronald Coatsworth, local member for Bride Valley, said:
"There is overwhelming public support from everyone along this road for the centre lines to be replaced. It has been a long battle, but I am delighted with this decision."
Dorset County Council is going to repaint the lines at a cost of £10,000.