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Safety markings to improve A15 blackspot

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Highways chiefs have agreed to improve safety markings on a notoriously dangerous stretch of Peterborough’s parkway network following a local campaign.

As part of the resurfacing project of the A15 between Glinton and Werrington, Peterborough City Council’s highways department is planning to paint double white lines to prevent dangerous overtaking manoeuvres.

The lines will stretch from the Glinton roundabout to the Paston Parkway roundabout where the road becomes dual carriageway.

There are also plans to add arrows and warning studs to the side of the road.

The move has been welcomed by Councillor John Holdich, who represents Glinton on the council, who has campaigned for improved safety markings on the bypass since a fatal crash in 2004.

He said: “There have been a number accidents on that stretch of road and each time I have pushed for something to be done about it.

“I was told there was nothing wrong with the road but it is quite clear to me it is very dangerous.

“I have seen a lot of near misses on that road. I’m not a traffic expert but it seems to me there is a problem.

“I’m pleased this is being done and I am sure, and hope, it will reduce the accident rate.”

 
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