05 July 2007


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Investigations are to be carried out into safety at 'deathtrap' junctions on the busy A38 after three people were killed in a car crash.It follows calls by South West Devon MP Gary Streeter for an urgent review of the dual carriageway between Plymouth and Ivybridge, which has claimed a number of lives.

The latest tragedy sparked renewed calls for action by Mr Streeter, who has long campaigned for safety improvements on the stretch of road.He tabled a series of parliamentary questions demanding changes to the slip road off the A38 at Lee Mill to cut the risk of motorists entering it from the wrong direction, and improved safety at the Deep Lane junction.Mr Streeter also argued the need for an urgent assessment of the three informal junctions at Lyneham, Cadleigh and Choakford.And now ministers have confirmed that safety reviews will be carried out at Lee Mill and Deep Lane, and the situation at the smaller junctions would be "monitored closely and action taken as necessary".

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