fears raised over long-running roadworks at busy junction
roadworks left for several weeks at a busy road junction in Highbridge
are posing a danger to motorists and pedestrians, a town councillor
has warned this week.
Chris Williams has called for the work at the junction of the
Mulholland Park estate and Worston Road to be quickly completed
before an accident happens.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Incomplete roadworks, an unfinished
pavement and an alteration in traffic priorities are causing problems."
the work is going ahead to the original 2007 plans, inappropriate
parking opposite the junction plus the new very tight alignment
are making access for buses, and other large vehicles, much more
added: "Properties nearest the junction are most at risk
as traffic now enters and exits the estate at a considerably higher
speed than previously."
many local people's opinion, this is an accident waiting to happen."
signs and doubles yellow lines opposite the junction are the minimum
requirement to reduce the risk to all types of road users."
Somerset County Council spokesman said: "In light of these
concerns being raised, our estate roads inspector will visit the
Cllr Chris Williams visiting the road junction this week where
buses and large vehicle slowly negotiate their way around the