UPDATE ON TRAFFIC PROBLEMS IN OTLEY

As you may be aware there have been a number of traffic problems in Otley recently due to a new highways scheme that was put in place. Highways subsequently agreed to look at the situation and see what could be done to alleviate the problems the new scheme had caused. I recently asked for an update and I have received the following response from the senior Highways Engineer:

“The one-way system on Walkergate and Charles Street in Otley was reversed a week last Thursday. There are some complaints regarding queuing on Pool Road, but the generalised peak-period grid-lock on the south side of the town has eased. The work is being done under an experimental order and can be changed again if that proves necessary. It does, however, need a little time to settle down but we will expedite changes as necessary.”

I trust this keeps you up to date with this issue.