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Sutterton councillor calls for A17 improvements after crash

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Another serious accident on the A17 has prompted calls for the speed limit to be reduced in order to save lives.

Sutterton Parish Council chairman John Fitchett has been appealing for improvements to the village’s busy roundabout but would also like to see changes on another section of the road.

A man suffered serious injuries after a Ford Fiesta was involved in a collision with a lorry between Sutterton roundabout and the B1397 Spalding Road on Sunday.

Calls made to improve A17 at Sutterton
Calls made to improve A17 at Sutterton

In July, two men, aged 46 and 31, died after a collision between a lorry and a van on the A17 between Bicker Bar and Wigtoft.

Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership has recorded three serious and six slight injury incidents on the staggered A17/B1397 junction over the last five years.

Calls have been made in the past for a roundabout.

Coun Fitchett said: “That junction should be sorted as that road is too fast. We would like to see a speed limit of 50mph down there.

“That road takes a terrible amount of traffic but people are too fast.”

He also said that work is continuing to try and improve the busy Sutterton roundabout.

The concerns mostly centre on traffic in the right hand lane travelling north from Spalding cutting into the path of motorists heading towards Boston.

Coun Fitchett said: “We seem to be going down a dead end road and they won’t take any notice of us.

“They say it is safe enough but it is not as we keep getting these accidents.”

Nearby Gosberton Parish Council chairman John Clark is also supporting calls for action.

He said: “It is something that wants looking at.

“That junction leaves you in limbo when you cross it.”

The road safety partnership said that work has been undertaken to improve the junction in recent years with improved road markings and speed reduction.

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