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AXMINSTER:Hunters Lodge: will this plan save lives?

Thursday, 03 July 2014

Axminster Mayor Jeremy Walden has questioned whether Highway Agency plans to improve the A35 Hunters Lodge junction will satisfy campaigners calling for the junction to be made safer. The plan has not yet been made public, but Pulman’s View can reveal it includes what is known as vehicle-activated signs. The Highways Agency presented its improvement plan for the notorious junction during a closed meeting with MP Neil Parish, Axminster Town Council and Uplyme Parish Council on Monday, June 16th. Another public meeting The finer details of the plan will be revealed at a public meeting on a date to be announced. Councillor Walden has, however, said that the proposal involved vehicle-activated signs that would warn motorists in both directions on the A35 about vehicles queuing at the junction ahead. An extension of the 40 mph speed limit below the Symes Lane junction has also been proposed. Mr Walden said: “The Highways Agency was advised that the people of Axminster and Uplyme would be unlikely to think this is sufficient and that traffic lights would be the preferred option.” He added that The Highways Agency had agreed to, in partnership with the local highways authority, investigate the possibility of buying land off the B3165 Lyme Road at Hunters Lodge. This would make it possible to provide more space for vehicles coming from the Uplyme direction and aiming to turn left and travel westbound on the A35. A spokesperson for The Highways Agency said: “We are in the process of arranging a meeting to present a plan to the public. “It is hoped that this will be around the end of July. The venue and date will be announced as we have the details.”


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