The yellow box at the junction of the N2 Drogheda Road and John Street/Hale Street in Ardee will be repainted “soon” say Louth County Council, as will the yellow box at the junction with the Kells Road in the centre of town.
Both boxes have been absent from the road for around six weeks since the N2 on the south side of the town was completely resurfaced before Christmas. Only this week have ‘Stop’ markings and lines been repainted on the road but council officials say no date has been put on repainting the yellow box.
The local authority say with they must take the size of the job – and the drying considerations that come with it – into their thinking. They are waiting for temperatures to increase before completing the paint job.
Due to the size of the boxes – spanning both lanes of the road – it will be a night time job to ensure minimum disruption.
A box junction is a road traffic control measure designed to prevent congestion and gridlock at junctions. Vehicles may not enter the area unless their exit from the junction is clear or if turning right to await a gap in the oncoming traffic flow.