Barrow Gurney blackspot made safe

A DANGEROUS road in Barrow Gurney has now been made safe, thanks to hard working residents.

A DANGEROUS road in Barrow Gurney has now been made safe, thanks to hard working residents.

Dedicated volunteers dug a land drain at the side of Barrow Road, near School Farm, to prevent water from running into the busy street and freezing over.

The slippery road has led to a number of accidents and Barrow Gurney Parish Council has been calling for something to be done for years.

While the road through the village was closed for speed bumps to be put in place, the volunteers set to work to dig a drain, with the help of Freemans Quarry, which supplied the material.


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Council chairman Geoff Coombs said: "It's a very nasty bend in the centre of the village and every winter, water runs off the fields and freezes up. There was a fatal crash there four years ago.

"We've been trying to get something done about the road for years and years and we're very pleased to have finally arranged for a land drain to be put in."

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Freemans Quarry provided 120 tons of crushed stone and 150 metres of perforated land drain.

The drains were connected to the drainage system, by North Somerset Highways, which carries the excess water into Barrow Brook.

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