October 25th, 2016

Residents urged to back Harbury Lane Fosse Way safety petition

Residents urged to back Harbury Lane Fosse Way safety petition Residents urged to back Harbury Lane Fosse Way safety petition
Updated: 2:57 pm, May 07, 2015

CAMPAIGNERS are making a final push for safety measures at a notorious road junction near Harbury.

Resident Pete Kostiuk set up a petition towards the end of last year urging Warwickshire County County to implement traffic calming measures at the crossroads of Harbury Lane and Fosse Way.

He called for action following a spate of near misses and before someone was killed or seriously injured.

The petition has since gained almost 1,500 signatures and also has support from local parish councils including Harbury, Bishops Itchington and Whitnash Town Council.

Now ahead of the petition finishing on February 13, Whitnash councillor Steve McFadden has urged residents to take the opportunity to voice their opinions.

He told The Observer: “I experience this junction morning and evening during peak times, and I have seen the aftermath of several accidents over the last two or three years, including a significant multi-car crash one day in November.

“It has been suggested the council have put any improvements to this junction way down on their list of priority projects but obviously the various councils and residents want to see it modified to improve the safety of all users.

“Changing the layout of the junction from a dangerous crossroads to either a roundabout or a traffic signal controlled junction could really make a difference.

“It’s vital we get as many residents as possible to sign up to the petition so we can show the council just how big an issue it is.”

County council transport and planning spokesman Peter Butlin confirmed the authority was monitoring the situation and speaking with residents.

He added traffic had been diverted from Tollbar to Fosse Way, which is affecting traffic at the junction.

Visit https://democratic.warwickshire.gov.uk/cmis5/Petitions/tabid/90/ID/59/SelectedTab/Signatures/Harbury-Lane-Fosse-Way-x-roads.aspx to sign the petition.