Road misery tackled by new group

PUBLISHED: 15:03 16 May 2012

The new group is in discussions with North Somerset Council

The new group is in discussions with North Somerset Council


A NEWLY-formed group is looking for ways to improve traffic problems on a road in Banwell.

The Mercury has previously reported how residents in High Street have long complained of issues including speeding motorists and HGVs causing damage to homes.

Members of the group, which consists of parish councillors, residents and North Somerset Council representative Tim Marter, have been in discussions with the authority’s highways officers over proposals which could ease the problems on High Street.

The proposals include raising existing speed humps, which are deemed to be too ineffective and shallow to force motorists to reduce speed.

It could also become a restricted access area – meaning it could become restricted access only, a one-way system, have a physical width restriction or even be closed using an emergency barrier.

Other ideas include placing a narrow road plate to warn motorists, and confirming the three ton weight limit to deter HGV drivers from using the road. The group’s discussions with North Somerset are ongoing.

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