West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin has raised local fears that the busy A46 link road is becoming an accident blackspot.
The MP has called for a formal review of the busy stretch of road between Tewksbury and Evesham after local people raised their concerns about road safety and increased congestion.
Harriett has written a letter to National Highways chief executive Nick Harris together with Mid Worcestershire MP Nigel Huddleston and Tewksbury MP Laurence Robertson calling for a review of road safety and speeding.
The Department for Transport has also committed to assessing speed limits along the road and will report back next Spring.
“The A46 has been a matter of increasing concern for some years with communities sharing their concerns with me about speeding and the increasing incidence of accidents.
“There is a plan under development to enhance the A46 but I was keen that this should go hand-in-hand with improved road safety, especially between the Teddington Hands roundabout and Evesham.
“I am planning to talk to local councillors to discuss this further, but I am reassured that the Government is already looking into the concerns raised by me and my neighbouring MPs.
“The road is a vital strategic route, but it must be kept safe, and with major roadworks currently underway, I would like National Highways to look closely at the issues raised by local people and come back with a definitive plan of action.”