nine-mile diversion around Burnham roadworks attacked
small stretch of road in Burnham-On-Sea is scheduled to close
for a week's roadworks in March, and motorists will be diverted
along a nine-mile alternative route.
Berrow Road will be closed for a week from March 7th from the
junction with Allandale Road, northwards for a distance of 170
Water will be carrying out lining of the main foul sewer to address
structure and service problems," explaind a spokesman.
local motorists will use Rectory Road and Stoddens Road to quickly
drive around the closed section, Somerset County Council has published
its recommended nine mile diversion route that will take traffic
out of town to East Brent, as published here
and printed below.
councillor Phil Harvey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The diversion
is total nonsense for local people since most will use Rectory
Road and Stoddens Road to get around the roadworks."
like this are caused by government regulations that require the
County Council to use similar types of roads, so the closure of
an 'A' road requires a diversion route along an alternative 'A'
road, and the closure of a 'B' road such as Berrow Road involves
diversions along 'A' and 'B' roads."
Gregory, a local motorist, added: "The diversion route here
is barmy. Who on earth will drive nine miles around this tiny
stretch of roadworks when there are plenty of local shorter routes