scheme boosts road safety in Burnham-On-Sea
road junction improvements are among the local highways projects
completed by Somerset County Council this year through its Small
Improvement Schemes (SiS) programme.
The scheme - which has enabled road safety changes to go ahead
in Burnham-On-Sea's Stoddens Road in recent years - was established
by the County Council to improve roads and road safety across the
county in response to concerns raised by local communities.
New pedestrian crossings, off-road cycle links and schemes to reduce
vehicle speeds and improve safety are just some of the projects
across Somerset. The schemes completed so far this year include
at junction improvements in Brean Road/Rectory Way in Lympsham.
Cllr David Fothergill, Somerset County Councils Cabinet member
for Highways, said: "We work very closely with our communities
to develop practical solutions to their problems whether
thats speeding traffic or difficulties in crossing the road."
"Already this year weve helped children get to school
safely, improved cycle links and done a great deal to make our roads
"Each one of these schemes represents a huge amount of work
from initial request to delivery and its fantastic to see
just how many weve been able to complete this year
with more to follow."
You can find out more about the SiS programme and how to tackle
traffic issues in your community at www.trafficchoices.co.uk/somerset.