Wiltshire

Upton Lovell junction closed after Stanley Knight crash

A junction on to a major Wiltshire road has been partially closed following a fatal crash.

The decision comes after motorist Stanley Knight died at the A36 junction, between Heytesbury and the A303 in June 2012.

There have been six crashes at the site in Upton Lovell since 2009. Mr Knight was killed when his car was in collision with a lorry.

The decision was taken by The Highways Agency and Wiltshire Council.

The closure means drivers will no longer be able to join the A36 from Manor Road but can still turn on to Manor Road from the main road.

At the inquest into Mr Knight's death, the deputy coroner did not make specific comments about the junction, but did say he would write to the local authorities about it.

Following Mr Knight's death, and another at the junction on the same day, the Highways Agency commissioned a study looking at a solution to safety issues.

Traffic wishing to join the A36 should now follow Manor Road until it joins Water Street, turn left on to the road towards Boyton and then turn left on to Station Road to reach the A36.

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