hit out over 'roads chaos' during Wessex Water work
Water has this week defended its choice of diversion routes during
the three-week closure of Burnham-On-Sea's Berrow Road.
along Saxondale Avenue and Links Gardens are unhappy at the huge
amount of traffic passing their homes as motorists navigate their
way around the large section of Berrow Road that is closed due
to emergency sewer repairs.
resident in Links Gardens, who asked not to be named, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"These usually quiet back roads have been transformed into
a chaotic diversion route with a non-stop stream of traffic passing
at all times of the day and night."
Water should be doing far much more to discourage traffic from
using minor roads like these. The diversions that have been put
in place seem to be very confusing."
Wessex Water spokesman Ian Drury told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We
do understand the concerns, but it's unfortunately impossible
to find a diversion route that keeps all residents happy."
have road closure and diversion signs along Berrow Road and also
placed right back to the motorway junction."
added: "We do apologise for any inconvenience caused by these
said the work is "going well" and that a completion
date is expected to be known early next week.
firm previously said that the road would be closed for up to three
weeks following a collapse of a deep underground sewer pipe.
Pictured: The closure of Berrow Road in Burnham has prompted
Wessex Water to introduce numerous road diversion signs in the
area, including these at junction 22 of the M5