May 21, 2009
Burnham-On-Sea's Frank Foley Parkway 'will open in June'
Frank Foley Parkway is set to fully open to vehicles next month,
it was confirmed on Thursday (May 21st).
Work to build the missing link, between Love Lane in Burnham
and Pepperall Road in Highbridge, got underway in March, as reported
final plans are now being made for the grand opening in June.
County Council spokeswoman Elke Winzer confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The road is on schedule to open next month."
added: "We are awaiting some final specialist construction,
linked to electrical work, to be completed before the final go-ahead
is given for the road to open."
new mini-roundabout is also to be completed near the southern
end of the Frank Foley Parkway, at the junction of Pepperall Road
and Burnham Road, prior to the opening.
a new 30mph speed limit will be introduced along whole length
of the route following recent concerns that it could become a
'race track', as first
reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com.
County Council took
the decision in
April 2008 to build the final section of the road, when it
confirmed that sufficient funds had been secured from local developers
for the long-awaited project.
above are the scenes at the Frank Foley Parkway this week as the
final phase of work to tarmac the work got underway