Council Engineers To Look Again At “Yellow Box” Request For Local Business

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Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Tipperary Town. Image © Tipp Mid West Radio

Engineers from Tipperary County Council say they will look again at a request for a “Yellow Box” on the roadway at the side entrance of a business on Kickham Street in Tipperary town.

Cllr John Crosse says he submitted his request in motion form at this month’s Municipal District Meeting as requests made privately to date have not been granted.

The Councillor says the business needs the provision of a “Yellow box” to enable deliveries and to facilitate the smooth collection of rubbish bins.

The box was previously in place but was not restored after works on the Kickham Plaza.

The council response to the motion was to again refuse the provision of a yellow box due to the terms of the Roads Design Manual saying they needed to be consistent in using the guidelines.

Cathaoirleach Cllr Declan Burgess proposed a compromise in that a “White Keep Clear Box” be added at the location – this proposal will now be considered by engineers in the roads section.

The Design Manual rule does not allow for “Yellow Boxes” on roadways at private entrances.