Burnham pedestrian crossing to be installed in early 2015
long-awaited pedestrian crossing will be installed along a busy
road in Burnham-On-Sea early next year despite delays caused by
increased roadworks across the region after last winter's floods,
Somerset County Council said this week.
county councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton, pictured above,
initially announced the project last year after securing tens
of thousands of pounds for the work.
new crossing will be installed along the busy stretch of road
outside the Kathleen Chambers care home, operated by the Royal
National Institute Of The Blind, near the Texaco petrol station.
Burridge-Clayton told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I raised this
at a latest meeting and was told that due to the floods last winter,
all these road schemes had suffered delays because the flood repairs
have been a priority across Somerset."
a priority list has been drawn up for the hundreds of outstanding
schemes throughout the county and I am pleased to say that the
Berrow Road crossing is on the priority list and I have been assured
that it will be completed during this financial year."
contract is being drawn up with a view to it being completed in
January or February. The finance and will is still in place and
the promise of a crossing still stands, but the delays were unavoidable
due to the flooding priority."
Siggs, the county council's highways cabinet member, confirmed:
"The Berrow Road crossing is on our priority list and is
scheduled to go ahead early in 2015. The exact timing may be weather
dependent if we have more flooding or a very icy winter, but it
is scheduled to be completed this financial year."