roadworks misery angers
motorists in Burnham-On-Sea have this week hit out at the county
council for the long delays being caused by three major sets of
roadworks going ahead at once.
Commuters say better planning could have avoided this week's simultaneous
diversions and delays caused by the closure of Stoddens Road and
roadworks in Love Lane and Berrow Road.
suffering motorist, Nikki-Lee Hansard from Berrow, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The planning for the roadworks in Burnham has been really
bad. I live in Berrow and work in Bridgwater and for me to get
to work has been a nightmare."
Road has been closed, Love Lane has road works and traffic lights
and now there are more road works and traffic lights along Berrow
roadworks should have been spread out a little rather than going
ahead all at the same time. Better planning would be preferred."
Somerset County Council spokeswoman Anna Newman defended the timing.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Where possible all major works
in Burnham are scheduled late October to March to avoid the tourist
leaves a limited window of opportunity to complete all the schemes
and sometimes there is a cross over."
the Wales and West mains replacement schemes on Love Lane and
Berrow Road, traffic signals will be manually controlled at peak
times to ease traffic movements. They will both run to March.
county council's earthworks scheme on Stoddens Road is due to
be completed this Friday."
Queues in Love Lane and a closure sign in Stoddens Road