has 'no plans for new crash barrier' at accident blackspot
County Council has this week said it has no plans to install a
crash barrier at this accident blackspot in Burnham-On-Sea despite
uproar from local residents.
Burnham-On-Sea.com reported last
week that residents living near the Stoddens Road bend are
angry that two weeks of roadworks at the site have left it more
prone to accidents than before.
Although the road surface and bank next to the rhyne running
alongside the bend have been improved, residents such as Peter
Little and Jonathan Chambers say a vital crash barrier is needed
to boost safety.
However, a spokeswoman for Somerset County Council told Burnham-On-Sea.com
on Tuesday: "We are looking at improving the safety through
Stoddens Road with signs and markings but have no plans to put
in a metal barrier."
"The works that have just been carried out there were highways
maintenance road edge support and strengthening works."
are vowing to continue to step up pressure for changes, with the
backing of several town councillors.