Shropshire Star

Highways team left 'physically shaken' as villagers tell of danger A5 junction 'horror stories'

More than 50 people turned up to a public meeting to tell their "horror stories" from a dangerous A5 junction.

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HGV traffic at the Shrawardine junction. Inset: the meeting on Monday

Villagers in Montford near Shrewsbury say they are taking their lives in their hands every time they turn off the A5 due to overtaking cars.

Residents say the junction to their village off the A5 is a "death trap" as the fading of painted lines on the road has resulted in overtaking cars doing 60mph, careering towards stopped cars waiting to turn right.

And they say a fatality is "inevitable" and have appealed for improvements to the junction.

National Highways has said it will be re-painting the markings next month and it will work with police to monitor the situation at the junction.

Watch: Shrawardine resident Chris Hamner negotiating the 'death trap' junction near Montford Bridge

On Monday, two representatives from the National Highways, which is responsible for the A5, attended to meet with members of Montford Parish Council to discuss councillors' concerns.