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New temporary road order to be trialled at busy junction in Weston from June




Changes are to be made at a busy road junction in Weston nearly a year after a serious crash there.

A "One Way/No Entry" system is to be trialled at the junction of Beggars Bush Lane and Broadgate after concerns were raised by villagers and parish councillors.

From next month, drivers will not be allowed to turn right at Broadgate, into Beggars Bush Lane.

TEMPORARY MEASURE: Changes are to be made at the junction of Beggars Bush Lane and Broadgate, Weston.Photo: 030718126SG
TEMPORARY MEASURE: Changes are to be made at the junction of Beggars Bush Lane and Broadgate, Weston.Photo: 030718126SG

However, left turns into Broadgate from Beggars Bush Lane will still be possible.

The temporary measures, due to last for a maximum of 18 months, are designed to prevent the kind of accident that happened on June 19, 2018, when a motorcyclist was injured after his vehicle was in collision with a car thought to have been turning out of Broadgate onto Beggars Bush Lane.

According to the website roadcrash.co.uk, 12 collisions took place at the junction in 2017 alone, including four serious accidents which resulted in a total of seven casualties.

Coun Chris Dicks, chairman of Weston Parish Council, said: "We had a number of suggestions for that junction and Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) came up with an idea after a meeting with myself.

Coun Chris Dicks, chairman of Weston Parish Council.Photo by Tim Wilson. SG250918-006TW
Coun Chris Dicks, chairman of Weston Parish Council.Photo by Tim Wilson. SG250918-006TW

"To me, it's a solution and we've not had many people saying they were against it.

"So the parish council has approved LRSP's proposal as it's the safest option, in the short term, until a more feasible solution is found.

"In the meantime, it will stop this piece of Broadgate being used a rat run for drivers wanting to join the A16 in Spalding."

John Siddle of Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership.Photo supplied.
John Siddle of Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership.Photo supplied.

LRSP spokesman John Siddle said: "The temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for Beggers Bush Lane is to reduce the amount of incidents, and casualties, occurring.

"Due to the lack of land available to alter the junction satisfactorily, we have devised a scheme that will potentially make it safer for road users to negotiate with the least amount of hindrance.

"However, this is a trial which will be reviewed and if the changes achieve the aims of the scheme, further work will then be carried out in order to make it a permanent feature at this road junction."



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