Published: July 26, 2013
Delays hit pedestrian crossing planned for busy Burnham-On-Sea road

A Burnham-On-Sea councillor has said work to create a new pedestrian crossing is once again in full swing after months of delays.

The new crossing will be installed on Berrow Road, outside Kathleen Chambers care home, which is operated by the Royal National Institute of the Blind.

The project was originally announced in February this year and has suffered delays due to design issues arising from lighting requirements, signal design and consultation.

Cllr Peter Burridge-Clayton, who secured the county council funding for the project under its minor works schemes, said that work to the crossing is expected to begin between October and November this year.

He told "I would like to reassure everybody the crossing will go ahead. I had a meeting at County Hall last week and am pleased to say the scheme still has funding, despite difficult budgetary times, and is progressing."

"I think it is very important we get this right, given its location on the Berrow Road. I can understand the need for time to resolve these issues."

"This is just one of 75 minor works schemes being progressed throughout the county and I will keep up the pressure to ensure the work on this scheme is carried out as soon as possible."

Pictured: Burnham County Councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton standing at the spot where the new crossing is due to be installed


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