re-opens after emergency work to fix water leak in Burnham
travelling between Burnham-On-Sea and Berrow faced long tailbacks
on Friday (May 26th) following a water leak.
Water partially closed Berrow Road for the emergency works, causing
a big build-up of holiday traffic at the start of the Bank Holiday
County Council spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The roadworks
on Berrow Road were emergency works by Bristol Water to fix a water
leak. We fully appreciated the impact of this and asked Bristol
Water to remove the traffic lights as soon as they are able to."
Friday mid-afternoon, Bristol Water had fixed the problem and the
road was re-opened, allowing traffic to flow freely again.
local resident, Paul Houghton, got in touch with Burnham-On-Sea.com,
saying: "My heart sank when I saw that the temporary road works
near Applegreen's Garage on the Berrow Road had been abandoned,
just in time for the Bank Holiday weekend. Long tail-backs were
already building up by lunchtime."
I was most impressed how Bristol Water responded to my phone call
telling them about the problem. They had the road repaired and the
lights removed by mid-afternoon."
who lives in Berrow or Brean will know the frustration of trying
to get home - or into Burnham - during the holiday season; particularly
during good weather and Bank Holiday weekends."
it time for Somerset Highways - who I believe co-ordinate and licence
the works - to plan a little more sensibly? Why not make it a condition
that roadworks must be cleared before holiday weekends? There is
no easy alternative road unless you take a diversion of some miles.
Better still, how about a nice bypass!"