Safety work starts
1:30pm Wed Oct 17, 2012
Work has started on installing traffic lights on a busy road junction where there have been 11 accidents in five years.
The junction of the A614 with the B6034, north of Rufford Abbey, commonly known as the Rose Cottage junction, has been identified as a problem site by Nottinghamshire County Council’s accident investigation unit.
The county council is spending about £300,000 on the lights.
The chairman of the council’s transport and highways committee, Mr Richard Jackson, said they had been keen to install the lights for some time.
He said: “The upgrade to the junction should drastically reduce the number of accidents at this particular location as well as helping to improve traffic flow and ease frustration for motorists trying to join the A614 from the side road.”
The work is scheduled to be completed by mid-February.
The B6034 will be closed while the work is carried out but access will be kept to Center Parcs and properties along the road.
Work on the A614 will be carried out between 9am and 3.30pm on weekdays but will be suspended over the Christmas and New Year period.
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