New U-turn over nine-mile diversion
PUBLISHED: 12:04 27 January 2015
A DIVERSION taking motorists on a nine-mile trip to get around roadworks between Burnham and Berrow will go ahead after all, council officials have confirmed.
The re-route looked to have been avoided when Somerset County Council reassured residents the installation of a new crossing in Berrow Road could be achieved without closing the carriageway.
But sewer repairs to be carried out by Wessex Water will still see the road closed from February 9-17, leaving motorists to traverse a nine-mile diversion around Brent Knoll.
A council spokesman said: “We apologise for this confusion to residents, and are very grateful to them for their patience as this essential work goes ahead.”