§ Mr. Latham
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what has been the number of accidents which have taken place on the A46 trunk road at the Thrussington-Seagrave crossing north of Syston, Leicestershire, over the last two years; what action he intends to take to improve safety there; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Atkins
There have been six personal injury accidents at this junction in the last two years. Sadly, four of these involved fatalities.
The Department instructed its agents, Leicestershire county council, in October this year to place improved warning signs on all approaches to the crossroads. These should be in place by Christmas. A scheme to light the crossroads will be implemented as soon as practicable. Urgent consideration is being given to the need for further modifications.