Fears over condition of Winterstoke Road

PUBLISHED: 17:50 24 October 2018 | UPDATED: 17:51 24 October 2018

Winterstoke Road over the bridge and near the new roundabout.   

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Winterstoke Road over the bridge and near the new roundabout. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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The condition of one of Weston’s busiest roads has been questioned.

Winterstoke Road over the bridge and near the new roundabout.   

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWinterstoke Road over the bridge and near the new roundabout. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Readers have got in touch with the Mercury to voice their concerns over the road’s poor condition as pot holes and bumps have been spotted near the roundabout and Lidl supermarket.

One concerned resident raised fears the road was ‘sinking’.

North Somerset Council, which is responsible for road repairs, confirmed in August Weston’s roads will benefit from surface improvements to prepare them for winter, but Winterstoke Road will not be one of them.

A council spokesman said: “We are aware of the condition of Winterstoke Road and it continues to be regularly inspected.

Winterstoke Road over the bridge and near the new roundabout.   

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWinterstoke Road over the bridge and near the new roundabout. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

“Any defects identified through these inspections which are deemed to present a hazard to road users will be repaired.

“We accept Winterstoke Road is in need of much larger repairs and, while it is included in our future plans, the necessary £500,000 funding has yet to be identified for the scheme.”

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