ESTATE agents have pledged to remove ‘for sale’ signs alongside a Flintshire bypass after fears they could prove hazardous to drivers.
The move comes after Mike Reece, Labour councillor for Bagillt West, said he was worried about signs blowing across the A548 near Bagillt and causing a crash.
He said a number of signs had already come free and blown over the road.
The signs, belonging to various estate agents, are for properties on High Street, which runs alongside the bypass.
The matter is being dealt with by North Wales Police.
A police spokesman said: “One of the signs has already been removed by the company because it was flapping in the wind.
“The rest of the signs are also going to be removed.
“We have also offered advice to companies about the future placing of signs.”
Tom Jarvis, account manager at The Property Perspective, said any signs alongside the road that are unsafe will be removed.
Jess O’Brian, negotiator for the Chester branch of Reeds Rains, said: “I have been told about this and have ordered them taken down.
“If they are still there by the end of the week I will make sure again that they are taken down.”
Cllr Reece said: “If signs come free they are going to go across the dual carriageway and if you’re driving at 50 miles per hour and that hits you it’s going to cause a crash.
“Something needs doing about it or somebody is going to get killed.”
Cllr Reece said: “I went the other week when a sign had blown across the road and picked it up.
“There used to be more signs but some houses have been sold and the other signs have blown off.
“The signs should be at the front of the houses, away from the road.”