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Essex: Renewed calls for urgent A120 safety action

PUBLISHED: 16:48 22 September 2014 | UPDATED: 16:48 22 September 2014

How the A120 junction at Little Bromley/Little Bentley looked where drivers had to negotiate four lanes of traffic to cross the busy road, before improvements were made.

How the A120 junction at Little Bromley/Little Bentley looked where drivers had to negotiate four lanes of traffic to cross the busy road, before improvements were made.

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Renewed calls have been made for urgent action to improve safety along the A120.

Rodney Bass, county councillor for highways and transportation, made the comments in of support of a letter from Tendring District Council (TDC) to the Highways Agency.

It follows a debate at a TDC meeting earlier this month raising concerns about delays to the installation of speed cameras and other safety measures along the road between Ramsey and Hare Green.

After the meeting district council leader Mick Page wrote to the Highways Agency’s senior network manager on September 15.

Mr Bass added his support in a letter to Mr Page, which said: “Speed cameras on this stretch of road are a necessity but, although promised, have still not been installed.

“Until measures are in place, this stretch of road continues to be at high risk of further serious accidents.

“I support the members of Tendring District Council in their ongoing campaign for increased safety on the A120.”

Witham MP Priti Patel added: “Throughout the A120 there are safety issues that need addressing. This road is a major economic artery connecting Harwich and Stansted, which needs upgrading to support road safety and economic development.

“Following the route-based strategy that the Highways Agency have put together, a timetable for action to implement improvements is now needed.”

The Highways Agency said in a statement released after the TDC meeting that the final phase of safety work is due to take place in late September or early October.

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