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Call to fix 'dangerous' junction in Market Weighton

the A1079 in Market Weighton
Image caption The A1079 has been the scene of about 30 accidents, some of them fatal

Residents are calling for action to be taken over a "dangerous" junction in one East Yorkshire town.

One man died on the A1079 in Market Weighton recently, and the fire service says it has been called to about 30 road traffic accidents there.

The problem is expected to get worse in the future, with 250 new homes planned nearby.

Local people have collected some 500 signatures calling for a roundabout to be built.

'Enough's enough'

Market Weighton resident Jackie Neeves-Redpath said: "Everybody we speak to has said that enough's enough, they have to do something about this dangerous junction."

John Speak, watch manager at the local fire station, said: "We have been to incidents that have ranged from minor collisions to killed and seriously injured.

"There's actually been two fatalities just at this junction."

Peter Ashcroft, head of planning and development management at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said a roundabout would be built, but the developers of the new homes would have to pay for it.

"The council would like to build it itself, but unfortunately it doesn't have the money because of budgetary constraints," he said.

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