Roadworks start date for busy North Somerset road announced

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 July 2018

Station Road near Backwell School/Meadow Close.

Station Road near Backwell School/Meadow Close.

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A £250,000 road safety improvement scheme will start in a major road in Backwell on July 30.

North Somerset Council is installing a 20mph speed limit along Station Road following a long-running campaign in the village to improve safety.

Speed cushions, new road markings and signs will also be introduced.

The four-week scheme is due to be finished by August 24 and has been timed for the school holidays to minimise disruption. Works will take place from 8.30am-4pm Monday to Friday.

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, executive member responsible for roads, said: “This is a major scheme which will improve road safety in Backwell as well as completing other highway improvements at the same time.

“We appreciate the temporary road closure during working hours may cause some inconvenience but the long-term benefits to the local area will outweigh this.”

Villagers have been calling for better road safety measures for several years.

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