pedestrian crossing at medical centre gets the go-ahead
Work to build a new pedestrian crossing outside Highbridge Medical
Centre is finally set to begin next month after a two-year wait
by local residents.
town councillor Pat Burge, pictured, called on Somerset
County Council to introduce a crossing in Pepperall Road in 2012
to help residents safely reach the busy facilities.
week, the council has said the project has finally been added
to its list of improvements and work is scheduled to start there
on November 10th.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is long overdue, but very
welcome news. It will make a really positive difference to many
residents in helping them safely cross this busy road to get to
also hope the new crossing here will slow traffic generally and
help to increase the overall safety of the road."
pedestrians have been worried about crossing it because of the
speed and amount of passing traffic."
county councillor John Woodman, pictured right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"This is a busy road which many people cross to reach the
medical centre and I have fully supported their calls for a crossing
here. I'm delighted that it is finally to be built."
spokesperson for Somerset County Council's highways department
confirmed: "A scheme to introduce a zebra crossing at Pepperall
Road is due to start on 10th November and should be completed
in December. As part of the work, the nearby bus shelter will
be relocated near to Highbridge Medical Centre."