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Whaplode to Weston A151 to receive £50,000 worth of improvements to reduce accidents




One of South Holland's busiest roads will be getting up to £50,000 worth of improvements in a bid to reduce the number of accidents.

Plans are at an early stage to put in place measures to reduce the speed on the A151 between Whaplode and Weston.

Over the last five years, this section of road has had more than 21 crashes which resulted in a number of serious injuries.

RTC in fog A151 Moulton (27370289)
RTC in fog A151 Moulton (27370289)

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Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership has secured £50,000 funding to make improvements on the road, which could include reducing the speed limits.

Partnership spokesman John Siddle has welcomed the funding.

He said: "With all of our work we are trying to reduce the number of casualties on Lincolnshire's roads to ensure people can leave their homes in the morning and return safely at night.

"Our aim is put in place a raft of measures to make sure that motorists are able to return home safely.

"We go through our data, make suggestions and seek funding and if that funding comes we are able to take action.

"This is what we are here for and this is what we do."

While the plans are at a very early stage, it is hoped to extend the 40mph outside Whaplode and the 50mph beyond the junction with Weston.

The speed limits in this area were originally dropped some 10 to 12 years ago.

Over the last five years there have been five collisions which resulted in serious injury and 16 crashes with slight injuries recorded.

Mr Siddle said: "We get an increase in traffic year on year and the casualtycollisions are still occurring."

Last year Moulton Parish Council made calls for the speed limit on the High Road to be reduced due to the frequent crashes at its junction with Bell Lane.

Parish councillor Carol Mackenzie told a meeting that she had asked highways to investigate reducing the speed limit after receiving concerns from a villager.



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