Cash to probe killer junction at Crowland

The fatal crash at the A16 and B1166 junction in May 2015. SG200515-311TW
The fatal crash at the A16 and B1166 junction in May 2015. SG200515-311TW
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Cash has been given to Lincolnshire County Council to find safety steps to improve a killer junction at Crowland.

The “scary” staggered junction where the A16 meets the B1166 was in the headlines again last month when the senior coroner for south Lincolnshire, Prof Robert Forrest, wrote to Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin calling for safety work there.

Prof Forrest had just recorded a verdict of death by road traffic collision at an inquest into the death of Sheila Slater (81) who died in a three car collision in May 2015.

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways and transport said: “I called a meeting recently to look at the junction with the B1166 and A16, as I wanted to try to understand what issues there might be. It is a staggered junction, designed to the latest standards, but there have been a number of accidents there.

“Also at the meeting were senior highways managers, representatives from the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership and Coun Nigel Pepper.

“Following the meeting, highways have secured funding for a feasibility study to be carried out, starting in June, which will look at all aspects of the junction, including traffic data, accident data, and people’s views of using the junction. The study will look at options for improvements, which will be costed, plus the potential ramifications of any of those measures on other roads in the area. We will then be in a good position to consider any recommendations for improving the junction into the future.”

Coun Pepper, who represents Crowland, has previously said a roundabout would make the junction safer, but road safety partnership spokesman John Siddle said this week there is no cash to build a roundabout and it’s unlikely one would be built with “almost C-class roads” meeting the A-road.

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