Petition launched to improve A17 safety between Long Sutton and Sutton Bridge

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More than 200 people have signed a petition urging Lincolnshire County Council to improve the safety of the A17 between Sutton Bridge and Long Sutton.

Created by Sutton Bridge resident Diane Ranshaw, the petition on change.org asks the council to alter a “highly dangerous part of the A17” before someone is killed.

The petition reads: “At the junction of Railway Lane South and North is a stretch of road where you sit to turn into the lanes.

“Many times I have been sat there and people who are overtaking don’t realise that you are sat there waiting and run the risk of smashing into you.

“Don’t leave it until someone dies to sign this and get something done to make our roads safer.”

Ms Ranshaw said: “I have lived on Railway Lane South since 2008 and this road is one of the worst I have ever known.

“I hate that whole road and having a son who has just started riding a moped, my stomach churns every time he has to cross that road.”

“I just think it is time something is done. They didn’t think of these things when the bypass was made back in the early 1980s and there were not as many cars back then as there are now.”

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for Highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The A17 is a vital route for the county, and we’re always looking at how we can improve it for residents, visitors and businesses.

“Work is currently under way to cost the most feasible options and determine the benefits. Schemes under consideration include upgrading junctions and roundabouts, and increasing capacity by adding extra lanes to create overtaking opportunities.”