closure of Burnham-On-Sea's Love Lane attacked
Water has this week defended its decision to shut a busy Burnham-On-Sea
road for four months following criticism from some local residents.
Lane is shut from the junction of Stoddens Lane and the Tesco roundabout
until 19th May while Wessex Water lays new sewer pipes.
residents have got in touch regarding the length of the work. One
reader, Gerald Cage, told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week: "Love
Lane closing for four months is an absolute joke. I'm sure this
work could be done a lot quicker."
is the council allowing them to close this for so long? If this
work was done abroard it would be completed in a week. A closure
for four months will affect the trade in the town. Why are they
not working at night to do this work."
to the comments, Wessex Water spokeswoman Lauren East told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"We aim to complete every scheme as quickly and efficiently
as possible and our work to lay new sewer pipes along Love Lane
is no exception."
to other services and utility cables being by the side of the road
we are having to close Love Lane to lay the pipes within the road."
"Not all workers will be digging holes or operating machinery,
there will be banksmen on site who are responsible for directing
machinery and guiding machine drivers safely around other utility
cables buried within the road. Workers may also sometimes be waiting
on deliveries to arrive which are needed to reinstate the road following
there will be some noise disruption during our work and its
a residential area we are working within the daytime to minimise
any inconvenience and disturbance to customers."
full diversion route is in place throughout the works and access
is still available to all local businesses. We apologise for any
inconvenience caused by these essential works and thank residents
and motorists for their patience."