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Government considers A31 safety changes at Ringwood

  • 14 May 2013
  • From the section England
A31 at Ringwood
Image caption The A31 is a major route to and from the South West

Road safety improvements on the border of Hampshire and Dorset will be considered by the government, following a meeting with local representatives.

Town councillors from Ringwood, Hampshire, met Roads Minister Stephen Hammond to discuss the A31 near the town.

Campaigners think the road's 70mph speed limit is too high.

The Department for Transport said the meeting was "positive" and a decision would be made within two months.

Moped rider Jade Clark, 16, from Ringwood, died in a crash on the road in February.

Campaigners had been calling for a reduction in the speed limit between Picket Post and the Ashley Heath interchange as well as improved signage and a redesign of the road layout.

Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner PCC Martyn Underhill had previously said a review of safety was a "matter of urgency".

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