Safety improvements on a dangerous A5 junction do not go “anywhere near far enough”, a local MP has said.
After several fatalities, new warning signs were put up and new anti-skid surfacing was laid around the Woodford Lane junction of the road, CoventryLive reported.
But, after a further crash last week, Nuneaton MP Marcus Jones said more changes were needed at the junction between Hinckley and Atherstone.
Mr Jones is calling for a further meeting with Highways England to ask for something more to be done after two people were left injured in a crash on Wednesday, February 17.
Mr Jones said: “This is something I’ve been raising with Highways England for some time.
“Those talks led to some safety improvements, but it’s becoming clear that those improvements don’t go anywhere near far enough.
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“I am seeking an urgent meeting with Highways England to raise my concerns, ask about the outcome of a recent safety audit that has been promised and what action can now be taken to make this terrible junction safer before further lives are lost.”
CoventryLive contacted Highways England following the latest crash to ask if, as a result of its growing accident track record, they would look at making the junction safer.
In a statement, Rachael Langfield, Highways England programme manager, said: “Safety is always our first priority and work has been carried out including laying high-friction surfacing and installing improved signage at the Woodford Lane junction, leading to fewer collisions.
“Resurfacing on this section of the A5 was recently completed, including a new high-friction surface and fresh road-markings on the approach to the junction.
“We are continuing to monitor safety at the location.”