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Drivers using Brodick shorefront can breath a sigh of relief now that temporary road cones have been removed and the road markings repainted almost six months since the road was resurfaced.
The much-needed resurfacing work, which started in June, drastically improved the long stretch of road from near the ferry terminal to near Brodick Hall, but it also left drivers without a central dividing line.
More importantly though, all the parking spaces which run along the shorefront remained unmarked which meant summer visitors to the island – unaware of the prior parking arrangements – parked their vehicles parallel to the road and reduced the number of places available.
While the absence of road markings has been nothing more than a minor inconvenience for experienced drivers familiar with the road and parking allocations, the re-instated road markings have once again improved traffic flow and reduced inconsiderate parking on the main road.
Explaining the delay in getting the road markings repainted, a spokeswoman for North Ayrshire Council said: ‘Road marking work is weather dependent and is generally undertaken on completion of resurfacing work.
‘Unfortunately, this year, the programming of works has been particularly challenging due to the impact of Covid-19 on our contractors’ resources. This has resulted in road markings remaining outstanding for longer than we would have liked.
‘However, we are pleased the contractor has now programmed the outstanding road marking works in Brodick despite these difficulties.’
A council contractor paints parking lines on the Brodick shorefront. 01_B49road01
Demarcated parking lines extend from the ferry terminal to the end of the parking allocation near the Book and Card shop. 01_B49road02