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Highways chief cold shoulders MP over Gosberton danger junction

MP Sir John Hayes is taking up the fight to improve safety at a road junction in Gosberton where residents daily risk head-on crashes.

But county highways is refusing to budge.

As we reported last week, a confusing road layout sees vehicles pile off Boston Road and shoot over white painted Give Way lines to drive along a lane reserved for vehicles leaving the village.

Painted Give Way lines are faded at a dangerous junction in Gosberton.
Painted Give Way lines are faded at a dangerous junction in Gosberton.

That lane - for right turns to Spalding - isn't guarded by a No Entry sign.

Sir John wrote to Coun Davies, saying. improved signage and re-painting faded Give Way lines will improve safety at the spot known locally as Five Bells Corner.

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: "Road markings around the county are periodically re-painted and the ones at the Gosberton junction are due to be refreshed within the next few months.

"As previously explained, a 'No Entry' sign on the splitter island has the potential to create confusion, which is why a 'Keep Left' sign was instead incorporated within the nearby bollard.

"For that reason, there are no plans for any new signage, but we will continue to monitor the situation."

District councillor Jane King is also battling on behalf of residents and is furious that the council appears to be digging in its heels.

She said: "Monitoring isn't waiting until someone has an accident - it is actually going there and seeing what happens over a good period of time, ie five days for a good few hours."

Coun King wants the council to act on the evidence, the many reports from residents of near misses, and not wait for a fatal accident.

Previously ...

County Highways under fire for refusing to fix Gosberton danger junction


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