Worn road markings spark accident fears

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Painted road markings in Hadleigh have been wearing so thin that locals are concerned about safety.

The markings have become increasingly hard to spot, with several motorists reporting near-misses.

Two painted roundabouts in High Street and Angel Street are of particular concern, according to one resident.

The motorist, who did not wish to be named, said: “I personally have had several near-miss accidents at these junctions.

“It is bad enough if you are local and know about them but, if you are new to the town, you can quite see why you might not see them.

“They have been getting more and more faint for many months now, along with many other road markings in the town, such as give-way lines. With the darker evenings and headlights reflecting off the road surface, it is now getting very dangerous indeed – it is an accident waiting to happen.”

A spokeswoman for Suffolk County Council said: “There are plans in place to refresh the road markings on the High Street and Angel Street in the next couple of months, depending upon dry weather conditions.”