improvements introduced along Burnham's Stoddens Road
project to increase safety on a busy road in Burnham-On-Sea has
been completed this week.
new traffic calming scheme has been introduced in Stoddens Road,
on the sharp bend near the Rectory Road junction, along with separate
road safety improvements near the BASC ground.
work includes anti-skid surfacing, new illuminated signs, high-visibility
warnings on the road surface itself, plus 20mph speed signs following
a series of accidents in recent years.
County Councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton, pictured, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I am pleased to have been able to help the residents of
Stoddens Road. I have been lobbying for traffic calming in this
area for many years, and I was delighted to hear that my bid from
Somerset County Council's Small Improvement Schemes fund was accepted."
have been numerous accidents in this vicinity, and I hope these
measures will help. There is now anti-skid surfacing, additional
illuminated signage, and additional road signage to help with
the problem. I also think the introduction of 20mph signs will
help in reducing speeds significantly."
my election as a County Councillor I have submitted three schemes
to Somerset County Council, those being the new crossing in Berrow
Road, and these latest two schemes on Stoddens Road. I am now
eagerly awaiting a date as to when I can apply for further improvements.
I would like to thank the officers at Somerset County Council
for bringing this scheme to fruition."
two schemes, budgeted at around £20,000, are among 80 projects
being undertaken by the County Councils annual Small Improvement
Schemes (SiS) programme.
Harvey Siggs, the council's cabinet member for Highways, said:
"We are committed to improving and developing the road network
in Somerset but face many challenges with our highways budget
under increasing pressure. The SiS programme has been a tremendous
success in recent years and proves that relatively small schemes
driven by local knowledge can make a big difference."