Lethal road to be made safer

PUBLISHED: 12:59 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 21:23 31 May 2010

Additional signage and road widening are being mooted for a dangerous road following a crash earlier this month. A team of councillors and residents are working to increase the safety of Cambridge Road in Little Abington after a 29-year-old woman was ho

Additional signage and road widening are being mooted for a 'dangerous' road following a crash earlier this month.

A team of councillors and residents are working to increase the safety of Cambridge Road in Little Abington after a 29-year-old woman was hospitalised when her car was pinned against a tree by a heavy goods vehicle.

Six people met, at the scene of the crash, with Cambridge Highways representative Amanda Mays, divisional traffic engineer David Lines, and district and county councillors to see what could be done.

Cllr Tim Stone, who represents Duxford at Cambridgeshire County Council, said the meeting mooted a number of possible ways of making the stretch of road safer.

He said: "Solutions could include additional and better signage on the road, warning signs on the approach and realignment and possibly slight widening of the road.

"When Highways have worked up a proposed remedy there will be further consultation before final works are put in place."

The county council has already installed blue-and-white arrow signs on a lamppost near to where the February 10 accident happened.

The signs have been put up at a high level, to make them more visible to lorry drivers.

During the accident, a lorry ploughed through the fence belonging to John and Louise Brock and across their driveway before coming to rest in an area of woodland.

After the accident Mrs Brock called for action saying she feared someone would be killed if nothing was done. She said: "I'm happy the council is intending to do something about the situation. They're the experts, so I'm sure they know what the best solution is."

Cllr Stone added: "I am glad Highways has taken these accidents very seriously and I shall be pushing for swift action.

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