Buses 'shake the foundations' say residents on Elsenham Road in Grimsby
HOUSEHOLDERS claim their homes are being shaken to their foundations by buses travelling too fast over nearby speed bumps.
Residents on Elsenham Road, in Grimsby, say shock waves caused by bus wheels hitting the humps is waking them up in the mornings.
They have signed a petition asking for council action.
The lead petitioner, who did not wish to be named, told the Portfolio Holder for Environment, Peter Wheatley, that the problem began when the speed bumps were altered a few years ago.
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Speaking at a meeting at Grimsby Town Hall, he said: “When first introduced, they went all the way across the road and traffic had no choice but to slow down.”
He said they were later dug up and split into three segments, which encouraged bus drivers to drive their wheels through the gaps.
“The gaps are too small for the wheels to go between. The wheels are hitting the middle section and it goes ‘boom’ and all the house shakes.”
Marcus Asquith, head of highways and transport at council partner Balfour Beatty, said the bumps were within the recommendations.
Councillor Wheatley asked officers to write to Stagecoach.