April 15, 2009
track' fears for Burnham-On-Sea's Frank Foley Parkway
to build the final section of Burnham-On-Sea's long-awaited Frank
Foley Parkway is "progressing well" and is on track
to be completed by this summer, it was confirmed this week - but
fresh fears have been raised about the safety of the new road.
Somerset County Council told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the controversial
road, pictured here, is on schedule to be completed during the
next few weeks.
Jan Hookings confirmed: "The work is progressing well and
is on schedule, although no opening date has yet been announced."
work is continuing amid fresh concerns from town councillors about
the safety of the new road, which will run between Love Lane and
John Morgan told the latest town council meeting: "The route
risks becoming the best race track in the country."
added: "It's obvious from the road's design that there will
be serious problems with speed, given its wide carriageway and
straight route. I fear we will see serious accidents along this
concerns come just days after plans for a new roundabout in Burnham
Road were unveiled last
week to help cope with the extra traffic expected to use Pepperall
Road after the completion of the new road.
started in March
after being announced in February.
The construction is due to take approximately eight weeks and
should be finished before the summer tourist season gets underway.
Alan Ham, Somerset County Councillor for Brent, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The completion of this route will bring big benefits to
the local community."