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Bury St Edmunds resident says number of signs used to block narrow lane is 'overkill'




A resident has questioned the amount of signs used to block off a narrow Bury St Edmunds lane which he feels is 'overkill'.

Pump Lane, off Northgate Street, is shut until July 4 to allow for works with a diversion in place.

However, resident Julian Chalkley, of Northgate Street, highlighted on Monday the number of signs used to stop motorists and pedestrians accessing the lane which he felt was excessive.

Eight signs blocked off Pump Lane from Northgate Street on Monday
Eight signs blocked off Pump Lane from Northgate Street on Monday

At the Northgate Street entrance on Monday, there were eight signs.

He said: "It's a little bit of overkill.

"It's pretty obvious you can't go up there.

The Pump Lane entrance from Garland Street today. Picture: Mark Westley
The Pump Lane entrance from Garland Street today. Picture: Mark Westley

"Why they've put all these signs up I just don't know.

"Everytime I go by it I just have to smile."

A Suffolk Highways spokeswoman said they had been in touch with the contractor who is installing scaffolding.

"The workforce will attend to remove redundant signs and clear the footpath closure as soon as possible," she said.

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