Getting used to traffic lights - in Sark!

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Getting used to traffic lights - in Sark!

Post by GD on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 4:10 pm

Road users in car-free Sark are having to get used to - traffic lights!

The lights have appeared at both ends of Dixcart Lane. The narrow track is the only access to the Stocks and Dixcart Hotels - which are currently being refurbished.

That's led to a big increase in tractor traffic there, making the lights a necessity as the 500m lane is only wide enough for one vehicle and has a couple of blind corners.

Paul Armorgie, director of Stocks Hotel, said: 'the fragile earth banks on either side of Dixcart Lane were in danger of being eroded because tractors have being trying to pass each other. The temporary traffic lights seemed the only sensible way to stop any lasting damage to the lane and to avoid frustration amongst the drivers.'

Sark is famous for having no motor cars, but farm tractors have become Sark's modern-day work horses. They are used to move heavy loads.

The refurbishment of the two hotels is almost complete. Stocks Hotel will re-open on 19 February and the Dixcart Hotel is scheduled to re-open around at the same time

(from CTV)


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Post by Digger on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 4:55 pm

You just can't get away from them eh ............


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Post by Dell on Sun 12 Dec 2010, 7:39 pm

It is amusing..... especially as the lights are placed on the right side of the road!!




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