'chaos' predicted in Burnham as carnival road closure extends
traffic disruption has been predicted on roads around Burnham-On-Sea
during this year's carnival weekend when changes are introduced
to where carnival carts can park.
the first time, Queen's Drive will be fully shut from the Tesco
roundabout right through to the M5 roundabout at Edithmead from
9pm on Saturday November 2nd until 1am on Tuesday November 5th.
extended road closure is being introduced by carnival organisers
following a request from police that the Frank Foley Parkway is
no longer used for parking of carnival carts to improve access
for emergency vehicles.
New, Carnival Chairman, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We've agreed
to move the carts away from the Frank Foley Parkway and into the
extended section of Queen's Drive to meet the police's request.
Unfortunately, I do think it will create traffic chaos getting
into Burnham - it might be a nightmare."
extended closure is expected to cause congestion on alternative
roads, especially on the Sunday night when Burnham holds its popular
annual seafront fireworks display.
preferred diversion for all Burnham traffic from the M5 will be
along the A38 to Highbridge, turning right at the Asda roundabout
onto Burnham Road. The alternative will be to travel through Brent
Knoll to the Berrow Triangle.
will be the first year that the usual diversion around Queen's
Drive via Edithmead Lane will not be open.
previous years, Queen's Drive was closed from the Tesco roundabout
to Edithmead Lane. The Frank Foley Parkway will this year only
be briefly closed from 4pm on carnival night, Monday November
Road closures in place during previous Burnham carnival weekends