North Yorkshire MP Steps Up A64 Campaign
8:11am 5th July 2013
A North Yorkshire MP says she wants to know why nothing's been done so far to make a stretch of the A64 safer.
Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk, Malton and Filey, is hosting a meeting with representatives from the Highways Agency to discuss the road through Ganton, Heslerton, Rillington and Staxton.
Two people have died in accidents in the past two years. In 2011 a 12 year-old boy was killed crossing the road in West Heslerton, and earlier this year an elderly woman died in a car accident near Ganton.
Anne has already met with residents of the villages. They want a number of things to be done to improve safety, such as changing the speed limit, installing traffic islands and painting double white lines on the road.
Miss McIntosh said: “Road safety along the A64 is an absolute priority for those living along its route.”
She added: "I think it's important that I get a briefing from the Highways Agency as to why these specific safety measures along that route by the various villages have not taken place. We've been told by the Department For Transport and by ministers that there are funds available to improve the road."
The meeting with the Highways Agency will take place on Friday 19th July.
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