UK A38 safety measures examined

Highways Agency seeks to improve safety at Menheniot Junction on the A38 near Liskeard.
United Kingdom – The Highways Agency is demonstrating its commitment to driver safety by teaming up with Cornwall County Council to look at measures to improve safety on the A38.

This comes on the back of several recent collisions at Menheniot Junction on the A38 near Liskeard.

"A number of serious injury collisions have recently occurred at this junction," says Malcolm Roberts, area performance manager for the Agency.

"The Highways Agency is working closely with the Devon & Cornwall Constabulary and Cornwall County Council to put together a package of measures which can be implemented to improve safety at this junction."

Potential measures include vehicle-activated signs, lower speed limits and restricted vehicle turning movements.

"I am very happy with the Highway Agency‘s response to this and I hope that together we can come up with a scheme that will save lives," commented Matt McTaggart, Cornwall County Council portfolio holder for strategic planning and transportation.

Both the Agency and the council have rejected a grade separation of the junction.

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