Bright future ahead for community footpath campaign
PUBLISHED: 18:00 08 April 2017
A community group is one step closer to creating a safe footpath between two Somerset communities.
The Coffin Lane campaign group has worked alongside officers from Somerset County Council to help create a feasibility report for a new pedestrian refuge crossing on the A38, between Cross and Axbridge.
The finished report outlines plans for improvements to road safety, a new crossing and better signage.
The work will be funded by the council’s Small Improvements Scheme and could cost as much as £85,000.
Campaign co-ordinator Tess Gill said: “This is very welcome news as such a scheme has never been more vital to improve safety for pedestrians walking between the places.
“We recently carried out a survey on the numbers of vehicles using Cross Lane.
“The results confirmed our fears for pedestrians and cyclists. We counted vehicles in work hours and found a HGV vehicle travels down the road every 38 seconds.
“It is obvious this creates a significant hazard to pedestrians currently walking up the highly unsuitable verge.”
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