Causeway near Burnham to close for a further four months
Causeway through the village of Mark near Burnham-On-Sea is set
to close for a further four months from April to allow major flood-prevention
work to be completed.
Water has said this week that the Causeway will be closed from
4th April to 8th August.
firm says it's spending over £2 million on upgrading the
existing sewerage network through the village of Mark, which struggles
to cope during times of heavy rainfall because it uses an old
vacuum sewer system. The company has to regularly tanker sewage
away to maintain services for customers.
new sewer is therefore being laid along The Causeway to convert
part of the existing system and alleviate the flooding problems.
started in June 2015, and The Causeway was closed from 26 October
2015 to 3 March 2016 so the new gravity sewer could be constructed.
Wessex Water had to temporarily remove the road closure earlier
this month due to other road closures taking place in the area.
County Council highways has now approved the closure of the road
once again so that Wessex Water can complete its essential work.
Causeway will be closed from 4th April to 8th August and the water
company says it's working in conjunction with the council to ensure
its work is completed before the council resurfaces the road,
which is due to take place during the August school holidays.
week Wessex Water has written to parents of Mark C of E First
School, local residents and businesses to make them aware of the
next stage of the work.
Manager Andy Roberts told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Our sewerage
improvement work has taken much longer than anticipated due to
difficult ground conditions."
we will be maintaining vehicle access to properties as much as
possible in the affected area and helping to facilitate access
for Somerset Council contracted school buses, we are unable to
allow traffic through the working area as the road isnt
deemed wide enough."
realise that the road closure will cause inconvenience for through
traffic and we apologise to motorists for disruption to journeys."
the scheme we have kept local people informed of progress and
will continue to do so as work on this essential scheme that will
benefit local people continues."
Water says it will be doing everything it can to complete work
as quickly and safely as possible and added that it would look
to work extended hours and increase its workforce.