Nottinghamshire A614 safety work road junction opens

An accident black spot on a Nottinghamshire road has reopened after major safety work.

The junction of the A6034 and A614 at Rufford Abbey has seen 11 serious accidents in six years.

The county council has now spent £350,000 on installing traffic lights to allow vehicles to pull out onto the main road more safely.

Officials said that as well as improving safety the work should cut congestion in rush hour.

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The A614 has seen a number of measures to improve its safety record.

In 2012 the speed limit was cut from 60mph to 50mph and average speed check cameras installed.

Councillor Richard Jackson, who is responsible for highways in the county, said: "We analyse every serious accident where their is a fatality or injury and see whether it was to do with the condition of the road and whether we can do something about it.

"But obviously we have to spend the money carefully and use it where it will have the most effect."

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