Councils commit to review of road safety at Kirton junction

Council News
15:53, Wednesday, 9th August 2023

A joint safety review will be carried out at a junction near Kirton-in-Lindsey following a fatal crash.

The junction between the B1205 and B1398 is on the border between North Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire County Councils.

Cllr Rob Waltham, leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This is a terrible, terrible tragedy. We will review the road safety measures in place in and around the junction with partners – if there is more which can be done to protect drivers and their passengers then we will implement it.

“While we must let the accident investigation run its course without interference, as part of our continual approach to road safety we will review the safety along the stretch of roadway.

“When we do, we will take on board the view of residents and drivers as to how we may be able to further improve safety and support drivers to use the road in the safest possible way.”

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This was a tragic incident, and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the deceased at this difficult time.

“Keeping our roads safe is paramount to us. Although Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership has recently looked into this site and erected two reactive ‘give way’ signs on the offside approaches to the junction, we will revisit again once the police have concluded their investigation to consider what else can be done to improve safety here.”