Frustrated residents have slammed the council for delays to painting double yellow lines on a busy road in Hounslow.
The long-running saga over traffic problems along North Hyde Lane in Southall , on the Ealing border on the approach to the canal crossing bridge, have turned into a daily nightmare for people living in the area.
While tailbacks on the stretch of road is a calamity for motorists on most days, residents are at their wits end with drivers sounding their horns, shouting and being abusive.
Steven Reynolds, of Ordnance Dock Place on the corner of Wentworth Road, said the the situation is a “danger to the public” as “drivers jump red lights” and he cannot enter or exit his drive because it is blocked by traffic.
Mr Reynolds said: “The traffic, parked cars along North Hyde lane is causing untold problems.
“The road is being blocked every day, especially the late afternoon and evening times, cars are constantly sounding their car horns which is becoming unbearable.
"The noise and congestion is terrible.
"Drivers are becoming abusive and not abiding the rules of the road.
"Traffic is a constant problem because of the parking on both sides of North Hyde lane just before approaching the bridge.
"This must and cannot continue - an accident is waiting to happen.”
Residents met with Hounslow council in June to highlight the problem and double yellow line markings were proposed along both sides of North Hyde Lane.
The restrictions would apply from the borough boundary on the bridge leading into Regina Road, Southall, through to 321 North Hyde Lane as detailed in the consultation letter by the council in August.
The document stated the markings would assist in keeping the road clear of parked cars and let traffic flow more freely as well as allowing residents to enter and exit their driveways safely.
These improvements were expected to be completed during autumn 2016, as noted in the letter.
However the works have not yet started and residents are now being told it will take place in February 2017.
Councillor Sue Sampson, cabinet member for community protection, at Hounslow Council, said: “We have listened to residents over concerns they have on the present traffic flow and the problem of obstructive parking on both sides of North Hyde Lane.
“The issues have been discussed at length and a consultation was held during September 2016.
“This consultation received objections, comments and petitions which have now all been considered and resolved.
“We can now move forward with the implementation of double yellow lines in North Hyde Lane.
"We are looking at this being in place during January/February 2017, weather permitting.”
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