Published: January 18, 2012
Safety improvements to be introduced at Burnham crash blackspot

Long-awaited safety improvements are to be made to an accident blackspot in Burnham-On-Sea following a series of car crashes.

Stoddens Road will be closed from January 30th for ten days to allow the county council to make a number of changes to the sharp bend near the entrance to the town's BASC sports ground.

Somerset County Council spokeswoman Anna Newman told this week: "The work will involve installing rock-filled cages to create a verge area and also provide road edge support. New hazard marker posts will also be installed to warn of a ditch hazard."

Residents in Stoddens Road have been calling for improved safety measures at the site, as first reported last year following an accident in which a car careered off the road in February (pictured below), one of several accidents.

Crashes have also occurred in the area in August 2010 and December 2010 and a motorcyclist also suffered minor injuries when he lost control of his machine.


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