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Make A13 flyover safe, London Assembly member urges

PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 November 2009 | UPDATED: 15:17 05 October 2010

ASSEMBLY Member John Biggs has called on Transport bosses to make a dangerous’ flyover safe on the A13 in East London following a road smash which left two people seriously injured. The complex road layout combined with a lack of central reservation, sudden reduction of road width means more accidents are waiting to happen,’ he fears

ASSEMBLY Member John Biggs has called on Transport bosses to make a 'dangerous' flyover safe on the A13 in East London following a road smash which left two people seriously injured.

The complex road layout at Barking's Lodge Avenue flyover combined with a lack of central reservation, sudden reduction of road width from six to four lanes means more accidents are 'waiting to happen,' he fears.

"This was a bad accident and shows that something needs to be done," he said. "Obviously reconfiguring the road layout is a long term project, but in the meantime something needs to be done."

The Assembly's City & East London member is suggesting a safety barrier or speed camera in the short-term, following last week's crash, and even replacing the flyover altogether in the long-term.

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