A164 accident blackspot calls



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Councillors are calling for urgent action to make safe an accident blackspot on the A614 at Kirkburn.

Over recent months there has been a succession of accidents, some resulting in serious injuries to road users.

East Riding of Yorkshire ward councillor Felicity Temple sid: “The A614 through Kirkburn is rapidly becoming a serious accident blackspot. We have been working with both the Kirkburn Parish Council and the local landowner to see what can be done to try to improve the situation. Many of the accidents are going un-reported so are not really known about by the ERYC Highway Officers, but the locals certainly know about them and are frequently on scene helping those involved. Officers are telling us that one of the causes is diesel spillages on the road surface.”

Coun Symon Fraser said “This stretch of road at Kirkburn is due to be surface dressed in June in the Councils usual summer surface dressing programme. We are asking for this to be brought forward and for it to be done as soon as possible. The number of motorists who are losing control of their vehicles on the bends is worrying, it’s a 50 mph limit but even this speed is too high for the bends. We are also asking Highway Officers to consider any other measures which might help drivers to appreciate the hazards.”

Coun Barbara Hall said: “This road is very important to Driffield, it’s one of the main feeder roads for the town used by a great number of Driffield residents and businesses, we urge the Council to do whatever it is able to do to make sure that it is fit for purpose. Every time there is a serious accident local families are in danger of being affected. Each time the roadway is closed by an accident local businesses are disrupted and delayed. It is important that improvements are put in place.”

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