High Street road safety measures get green light

PROPOSALS to introduce traffic calming measures in Worle High Street have taken a massive step forward.

PROPOSALS to introduce traffic calming measures in Worle High Street have taken a massive step forward.

North Somerset Council's planning chief Elfan Ap Rees held a meeting with traders and councillors representing Worle to discuss how to make the area safer for drivers and pedestrians.

At the meeting, held at The Campus in Locking Castle, ideas put on the table included re-locating the bus stop at the Station Road end of the High Street and increasing the height of the mini roundabout there so cars do not drive over it, as well as improving pedestrian crossing facilities across down the entire road.

The plans were given the green light by both traders and local authority representatives.


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Councillor Ap Rees said: "Everyone at the meeting was in agreement with what we are going to do there.

Now the officers need to complete the necessary paperwork for the improvements to go ahead. This may involve carrying out traffic assessments for example before the work gets underway.

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"The work will hopefully be completed by the end of this financial year.

"There has long been an issue with the crossings needing improvements and a risk of people being run down in the High Street.

"I have stressed that these improvements are what we can do there and we cannot do anything additional because other work needs to be done across the district too.

"I look forward to the work being completed.

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