January 27, 2009
Higbridge at a standstill
as three months of roadworks gets underway
centre of Highbridge was brought to a standstill on Monday (January
26th) when three months of major roadworks began.
assurances from Somerset County Council that the work would not
cause too much disruption, motorists faced long queues along Church
Street, as pictured here.
A38 was partially closed at the clock roundabout, causing long
tailbacks for drivers.
was first to report
the work earlier this month. Gas mains along Church Street
are being replaced between January 26th and the end of April.
warning motorists to "expect long delays" have been
in place along the town's roads for several weeks, but local councillors
are concerned that not enough is being done to prevent the work
hurting the trade of local businesses.
County Council spokeswoman Jan Hookings told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Disruption will be kept to a minimum. We don't expect the
work to have too major an impact."