Jackie Porter calls for safer layout at Cart and Horses Junction

A county councilor calls for action to make a junction in Kings Worthy safer.

The junction, on the A33 near the Cart and Horses pub, has seen collisions increase the need for a better organized junction.

Jackie Porter, County Councilor for Itchen Valley Division, asked that a new road alignment be considered.

In a letter to Cllrs Rob Humby and Russell Oppenheimer, Cllr Porter said: ‘I campaigned with the residents of Worthys for a safe junction in 2014, and we fought for a 40mph limit, lighting and CCTV.

“These have been installed, but the lines on the road and the signs on the poles are confusing and accidents still happen.

“The junction is still not understood by motorists and so many people tell me that there are no signs telling them to give way. It’s just not noticeable.

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“The drivers have offered STOP signs on secondary roads off the B3047. I’ve asked for this before and it was rejected by Hampshire County Council.

‘Cllr Humby, you and the County Council have both said the route of the road cannot be changed until we know the impact of the new design at Junction 9 of the M3. Well now, although years after we were promised, we have a much better idea.

“The National Highways new design for Junction 9 does not currently include a layout change for the Cart and Horses Junction. They say there is no need! I completely disagree. A more secure junction is essential.

“I urge you to insist that this junction, already on the ‘red line’, be part of the national motorway design, or make a commitment to Hampshire County Council to fund the works, preferably before the junction 9 is finally rebuilt.”

Cllr Porter has started a petition which is available here: https://www.winld.org.uk/safech.

Hampshire County Council was asked to comment.

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