DRIVERS are still flouting the law at a notorious junction in Chirk.
Town councillors have reported seeing a regular stream of vehicles travelling the wrong way around the Castle Road/Station Road/B4500 Glyn Ceiriog roundabout sparking fears it is only a matter of time before there is an accident.
PCSO Dean Sawyer told Chirk Town Council he was aware of the problem and had been in talks with the Highways Agency.
“There haven’t been any accidents,” he said.
“But the trouble is when we go along in a marked car to monitor the junction, people drive more carefully when they see us.
“I know there is some evidence of vehicles going the wrong way around and we’re looking at a way forward,” he added.
He admitted he had seen photographic and video evidence of drivers committing the offence but was not sure if this could lead to tickets being issued.
“The matter is with the police team at Rhos and they’re looking into where the police stand on that.
“We’re also considering writing to residents to make them aware they are breaking the law if they do it,” he said.
Members suggested redesigning the junction perhaps as a T-junction, but PCSO Sawyer had reservations.
“If we made it into a T-junction there isn’t great visibility and if an accident happened we would be criticised for changing it,” he added.
“Maybe we could look at putting bollards around it.”
But Cllr Jackie Allen, chairman of the town council, said she thought the road was too narrow for this idea to be feasible.
Cllr John Vant said there was “no excuse” for drivers who lived in Chirk or passed through regularly.
“But if they are visitors they can be on it before they realise it’s there,” he added.