A DALTON street where cars regularly have to mount the pavement is to be looked at by county council highways managers.

During busy periods, Nelson Street is often snarled-up with traffic and parked cars – forcing drivers to mount the pavement to get by.

Councillors have now asked for a solution to be found with a report to be prepared for them.

An initial idea to install bollards at the edge of the pavement to prevent drivers from mounting the walkway led Cllr Ben Shirley to call for a rethink.

He said the move could lead to gridlock with traffic on Nelson Street backing up on to busy Market Street, which could bring traffic going through Dalton to a standstill.

Instead, the Conservative councillor for Dalton North has suggested a survey of local residents and businesses before any changes are brought in.

Ideas to be considered are Nelson Street being made one-way or even widening or reducing sections of pavement.

Highways officials have been asked to bring a report to Barrow Local Committee in December to outline some possible options.

Nelson Street sits on a busy thoroughfare leading to Dowdales School.

In addition, Cllr Anne Burns has asked county highways managers to look at the lack of disabled parking spaces at Craven House, Barrow.

Craven House is the home of a Job Centre Plus where medical assessments now take place.

Cllr Burns, the Labour member for Hindpool, said the nearest place to park for disabled people was Barrow Town Hall, which is too far for those with mobility problems.

She would like to see two disabled spaces installed at the front of Craven House.

County highways officials have pledged to investigate and report back but have pointed out that Craven House is owned by Barrow Borough Council which would be responsible for bringing forward such a scheme.