Published: June 12, 2013
Burnham-On-Sea MP visits accident blackspot in bid to boost safety

Burnham-On-Sea's MP has visited a local accident blackspot this week to investigate how safety could be improved.

Tessa Munt invited the Senior Traffic Engineer at Somerset County Council to join her on the visit to the stretch of road between Wedmore and Cheddar following concerns from residents.

It comes after a large number of incidents, injuries and deaths along the B3151 between Wedmore and Cheddar in recent years.

Among the possible solutions discussed are extending the 30mph speed area to include the whole stretch from Wedmore and beyond Cocklake.

The meeting also discussed improving pedestrian access and more frequent hedge cutting to help visibility and safety for pedestrians where there is no pavement.

Tessa said: "I am pleased the Highways Department took this seriously and came to assess the situation on the ground. This stretch of road needs to be improved to take account of the increased traffic and higher speeds that cars travel. I will be writing to people again when I have more news."


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