Plans to improve transport network

A SIGN to stop lorries getting stuck in Banwell, footpaths to Worle train station and making the entrance to a Weston school safer are all part of plans to improve transport in North Somerset.

A SIGN to stop lorries getting stuck in Banwell, footpaths to Worle train station and making the entrance to a Weston school safer are all part of plans to improve transport in North Somerset.

A programme of work and maintenance for 2008/09 has been published by North Somerset Council as part of a plan to make the transport network better in the district.

Among the plans are proposals to improve pedestrian and cycle access to the south side of Worle Interchange Station.

There are also proposals to carry out tests in Banwell to see whether it would be worth installing a sign to warn lorry and bus drivers of others coming from the opposite direction to prevent jams in the village.


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To improve safety there are plans to change the entrance to Wyvern Community School in Marchfields Way, Weston, so that pedestrians and cars are kept separate.

In the hope of reducing the number of cars used on the school run proposals also include improving the route from the For All Healthy Living Centre in Lonsdale Avenue, Weston, leading to Windwhistle Primary School in Kingsley Road.

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At Beckett Primary School cycle storage and school warning signs will be installed.

To increase bus use, proposals include improving bus stops across the district by installing shelters and dropped kerbs.

To encourage less car use footways and cycle routes will be improved and new ones maybe created.

The programme of work also includes resurfacing, installing drop kerbs and replacing street lighting.

It was approved by members of North Somerset Council's executive on Tuesday subject to a maintenance program being agreed by Councillor Elfan Ap Rees, executive member for strategic planning and transport.

* To see the full list of proposed work log on to www.n-somerset.gov.uk/cairo/docs/doc16354.htm

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