roadworks 'hit visitor numbers in Burnham town centre'
decision to allow disruptive roadworks to go ahead in Burnham-On-Sea
during one of the busiest holiday weeks of the summer has been
criticised this week.
Road has been partially shut for gas main works by Wales and West
Utilities since last Thursday, causing long queues of traffic
in both directions for the past few days.
nearby Stoddens Road is also shut during the daytime between Tuesday
and Thursday this week for road resurfacing work.
Centre Manager Beverley Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I am disappointed that Somerset Highways have not better
managed the works by Wales and West in Berrow Road and the resurfacing
on Stoddens Road."
both works were necessary neither were an emergency. The lack
of visible planning or management of these works has had a knock
on for Burnham-On-Sea traders with footfall down on what should
be some of the busiest trading days of the year."
Burnham Chamber of Trade spokesperson said that the timing of
the work was "very regrettable" and added that the group
had contacted Somerset Highways to formally raise the concerns
to try and prevent further issues.