Safer bend bid

EXTRA road safety measures look likely to be installed at an accident blackspot in Wraxall. North Somerset Council highways department is

EXTRA road safety measures look likely to be installed at an accident blackspot in Wraxall.North Somerset Council highways department is looking to improve road safety on a stretch of the B3130 through the village.The move follows concern about a large number of accidents on the road near the Battle Axes pub.Reports show that between August 2004 and May 2006 there were nine accidents as a result of drivers losing control on the bend by the pub.The Somerset Safety Camera Partnership has set up mobile cameras through the village to crackdown on speeding drivers and now further road safety measures are planned.The improvements include introducing dragon's teeth road markings along with slow markings and patches of red surfacing.New signing will also be introduced and a small chevron sign put up in the lay by opposite the BattleAxes.It is hoped the work will be carried out this financial year.The news of the improvements has been welcomed by local councillors who have become increasingly concerned about the number of accidents on the busy road.Wraxall and Failand Parish Council chairman Chris Ambrose said: "We are very pleased that something is being done on this stretch of road."We have been arguing for some time that measures needed to be taken because of the large number of accidents which had occurred."We would however, like consideration given to whether resurfacing and perhaps realigning the road slightly would help the situation."Similar work was previously done to the stretch of road by Gable Farm and since then, no accidents have occurred there."We would also like to see the flashing warning 30mph speed signs in the location.

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