Demand for junction improvements

HIGHWAY chiefs have admitted they do not yet know what to do with a dangerous Somerset junction which has become an accident blackspot. Residents living around Cross have been calling for something to be done to the crossroads junction between the A38 and

HIGHWAY chiefs have admitted they do not yet know what to do with a dangerous Somerset junction which has become an accident blackspot.Residents living around Cross have been calling for something to be done to the crossroads junction between the A38 and Cross Lane after witnessing scores of collisions and near-misses.The Highways Authority has agreed something must be done after considering the problem for some months and meeting at the site, but is still not yet sure what to do.Villagers say the problem is a combination of speeding cars on the A38 and drivers coming from different directions having to use the same space in the middle of the road for turning.Ward councillor Alan Ham has been working closely with the Highways Authority and Somerset County Council to come up with a solution.He said: "We are still getting a lot of near misses and collisions."One of the ideas put forward is to have a better markings system and certainly some will be done as soon as something is decided."A county council spokesman said: "Compton Bishop Parish Council and other residents have raised concerns about the junction."We are looking at doing some improvements to the junction before the end of the financial year in March.


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