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Work to ease road problems in Peterlee

Peterlee councillors Janice Measor and Jim Alvey are to spend thousands of pounds of their neighbourhood budget to combat the isue of cars parking on grass verges and driving on grassed areas of Lowhills Road, near the bowls club.

Peterlee councillors Janice Measor and Jim Alvey are to spend thousands of pounds of their neighbourhood budget to combat the isue of cars parking on grass verges and driving on grassed areas of Lowhills Road, near the bowls club.

Two councillors have come to the rescue to ease congestion and prevent residents’ cars being damaged.

Durham county councillors Jim Alvey and Janice Measor, who are also Peterlee town councillors, are ploughing thousands of pounds into replacing grass verges with car park spaces in Lowhills Road.

They will use money from their neighbourhood budgets to spend an initial £16,000 on hard-standing for four sections of verge at the top of the road and work is expected to start after April.

Then they hope to spend a further £45,000 on more spaces further down the road, towards York Road.

They say grass verges in the street are “a mess”.

Also over the years, numerous vehicles have had wing mirrors knocked off by HGVs that use the road as a cut-through to the nearby industrial estate.

People living in the area are delighted by the move.

Coun Alvey said: “The residents say they feel like they have won the Pools after hearing the news.”

Coun Measor added: “We hope to get the first four verges done and that it won’t be long before the rest are completed.

“We hope to get it done step by step and see a big change in the area.”

Verges in front of houses at the bottom of the road have already been paved thanks to £25,000 secured by previous county councillors, Ralph Liddle and the late Barbara Sloan.

 

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