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Roundabout safety plan examined

Highways Agency bosses are looking into improving safety at an accident black spot in Staffordshire.

MPs, councillors and residents have been petitioning the agency for work to be done at the Blythe Bridge roundabout on the A50.

Five lorries tipped over on the roundabout, where the A521 meets the A50, between April 2007 and April 2008.

Improvements could include straightening the eastbound approach to the roundabout.

Stone MP Bill Cash has been demanding changes to the junction for years.

In October last year about 300 sheep had to be put down after the transporter carrying them overturned.

However, Highways Agency bosses have warned the improvements would have to compete against other projects to receive the public money.


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