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Epworth’s A161 junction still under review

Don Stewart, Chairman of Epworth Town Council. Picture: Marie Caley E0104MC

Don Stewart, Chairman of Epworth Town Council. Picture: Marie Caley E0104MC

A meeting between town councillors and North Lincolnshire Council to discuss improving Epworth’s controversial A161 crossroads, is to be re-arranged.

An earlier planned meeting failed to take place, and the safety of the site was raised again at Epworth Town Council this month.

Councillors discussed the possibility of Tottermire Lane being made one-way. Coun Graham Wilson said: “It is used by juggernauts and is too tight for heavy traffic.”

At the last town council meeting, chairman Don Stewart, who was absent at the January 7 meeting, had said he would “strongly oppose” Tottermire Lane being considered as an alternative route to the junction as it is a minor road.

The possibility of a reduced speed restriction from 60mph to 40mph at Burnham was also discussed. Councillors were told this issue has been broached with North Lincolnshire Council but there had been no response to date.

It was agreed to request another meeting between town councillors and North Lincolnshire officials. There have been two recent crashes at the A161 junction, and increased numbers of heavy goods vehicles are a source of concern.

 

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