Hope for extra safety measures at A5 accident blackspot
Highways bosses have confirmed they will investigate if extra safety measures are needed at a notorious junction off the A5 between Nuneaton and Atherstone.
After concerns raised by CoventryLive, following two collisions in just three days, Highways England has said it will see if improvements are needed at the A5/Woodford Lane junction.
The junction has been at the centre of numerous crashes over recent years, including a fatality.
A Highways England spokesperson, said they will look into the situation.
“We have already carried out various improvements to this junction in recent years to help reduce the number of incidents,” the spokesperson said.
This has included new signage to warn of the junction on approach, removing other signage to improve visibility and also putting down new road markings to tell people to drive slowly.
“We’re now doing further investigation work to see what additional safety measures could be introduced at the junction in the future.”
Improvements made in the past were championed by Marcus Jones, MP for Nuneaton, Arley and Hartshill, who is now keen for further changes to be made given the junction’s catalogue of accidents.
“This junction continues to pose significant dangers for motorists,” he said.
“Despite certain improvements safety still continues to pose a significant problem and we are getting too many nasty accidents.
“I’m shortly meeting Highways England again and will be asking about the safety of this junction, what they have found since I was told the junction was being kept under review and what further improvements can be made to improve safety.
“This is a fast stretch of the A5 and the Woodford Lane junction is getting busier and busier, we need action before there is another fatality.”