Causeway re-opens after four months... but will close in August
Causeway through the village of Mark near Burnham-On-Sea
set to re-open today (Friday) following a four-month closure for
sewer works, but more roadworks are set to shut the road again
Water has been installing a new sewer under the road since April
and has this week said the work is finishing a month earlier than
the road will close again in August when Somerset County Council
begins to resurface it following the completion of excavating.
will start on Monday 1st August and is expected to take four weeks
to complete, says the council.
this start date forward was considered, but by timing the work
to take place during the school holidays it is hoped to minimise
disruption as much as possible," added a spokesman.
David Fothergill, Somerset County Councils Cabinet Member
for Highways, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It is great news
that Wessex Water has finished this major scheme early and Im
pleased we can now finish the job by resurfacing the road."
appreciate it is frustrating that we have to return at a later
date, but we believe it will be far less disruptive, particularly
for school transport, if the work takes place as originally planned
end is in sight, but we appreciate that this is further inconvenience
so Id like to thank the local community for their continued
patience and understanding."
council says the resurfacing will cover the stretch of road from
the junction of Pillmore Lane to the junction of Yarrow Road.
will require a road closure, but this will be phased in order
to minimise the impact on local traffic.
access to businesses and properties will be maintained wherever
possible, and it is hoped the road will be open to traffic at