firm defends 9-day closure of Burnham-On-Sea's Berrow Road
busy road between Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow is closed for nine
days from until February 17th while Wessex Water carries out sewer
repairs, which it has this week defended as 'essential'.
22-metre long stretch of Berrow Road, near the junction with Golf
Links Road, is shutting and motorists are being directed along
a nine-mile diversion route around East Brent and Brent Knoll
Wessex Water spokesperson said: "This essential work is being
carried out to divert a surface water sewer and protect properties
from flooding. We appreciate Berrow Road is a main road through
Burnham-On-Sea and apologise for any inconvenience caused."
Bus says its services will be running along Berrow Road as usual,
along either side of the roadworks, however passengers will have
to get off and walk through to get the connection.
Waters work will see the road closure in place until Tuesday
the closure has been criticised by local residents, with Berrow
Parish Council Clerk Lynn Smith telling Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
Wessex Water closure is going to cause a large amount of disruption
for those travelling between Burnham and Berrow and Brean."
will mean, for example, that parents of children at Berrow School
could have an extra 15-20 minutes of journey time each day for
those living in Burnham. Many people have been in contact with
us at the Parish Council to express how unhappy they are and we
will be sending our comments on to the company."
on a new pedestrian crossing in the same area of Berrow Road,
which does not require a road closure, will start on Monday 23rd
diversion route, marked in green, sends traffic around East Brent