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Hunters Lodge accident blackspot plan

11:52 20 May 2014

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Last year's crash at Hunters Lodge which claimed the lives of two elderly women

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Options revealed to improve safety at the A35 junction which claimed the lives of two elderly women last year

Extra speed restrictions and a new junction layout are amongst proposals to make safe the notorious Hunters Lodge crossroads on the A35, near Axminster.

Some of the options to improve the accident blackspot, which claimed two lives last year, have been revealed by MP Neil Parish.

He outlined the proposals in a letter to local road safety campaigner Joy Raymond following a meeting with the Highways Agency.

“It will involve speed limits and there will also be changes to the road coming out of Uplyme Road onto the A35,” she told The Herald.

“They are looking to see whether speed limits can be extended so that the traffic is not coming so fast, especially up over the hill from Axminster.

“Mr Parish said meetings will be held with the local councils and he has asked the Highways Agency to call a public meeting so everyone will be able to see the ideas and present their views.

She added: “Although the Highways Agency is coming forward with some ideas I suspect we will have to press for more to be done.

“It is imperative something is done soon!”

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