SHOPPERS attempting to access Home Hill’s IGA Supermarket now have to obey the law when entering the property from Eighth Avenue, following the completion of a raised cement median which prevents north-bound vehicles crossing double lines to gain easy access.
Up until now, motorists have been entering the turning lane providing access into Tenth Street and then crossing the double lines to enter the supermarket property, rather than going into Tenth Street, turning through the parking bays and re-entering Eighth Avenue, to drive to the supermarket.
The raised median which was constructed recently will not provide much to concern local residents, but it will be out-of-town visitors who could find themselves in trouble, especially if they have started to make the turn before finding out they cannot now go all the way.
The same situation arises at the other end of Eighth Avenue, where motorists attempt to enter the western side of Eighth Avenue (behind the Ti-Trees) from the turning lane into Sixth Street, instead of entering Sixth Street and again turning through the parking bays before going on to the local lane servicing the businesses on the western side.
It has taken some time to get something done about the turning situation but once drivers get used to the change, there should not be too many troubles unless someone is silly enough to take on the raised median, which could cause unwanted damage to a motor vehicle.