Traffic lights return

PUBLISHED: 17:30 10 August 2012


TEMPORARY traffic lights which caused ‘chaos’ earlier this year will return to a village as repairs to a historic monument get underway.

Cheddar’s Market Cross, a scheduled ancient monument and a protected listed structure off the A371, was smashed by a taxi driver who sneezed at the wheel, leaving it in ruins.

Wells Cathedral Stonemasons will carry out the second phase of repairs, with the work due to begin soon and a start date set to be announced.

Cheddar Parish Council clerk Wendy Barritt said: “The council would like the work to start as soon as possible but a certain amount of paperwork will need to be completed before work can begin.

“The temporary traffic lights will have to be reinstated once work at the site of the Cross begins. This is to protect the work force because scaffolding will encroach into the road. It may be that the lights will not need to be in place for the whole period of repairs, however, if a certain amount can be done at the stonemason’s yard beforehand.”

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