Council working on safety improvements to Backwell roads
PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 February 2017
Village leaders in Backwell are meeting with North Somerset Council in the hope of making two busy roads safer for pedestrians.
Backwell Parish Council will be asking the authority to look into a number of measures to slow traffic down and help people to cross safely in Station Road and Dark Lane.
It has also asked for cost estimates so it can seek funding for the proposals.
The parish council wants to add railings along the path by the mini roundabout near Backwell Junior School in Church Lane.
The project has been approved and funding has been provided by the Bristol Airport Community Fund, but the scheme is currently on hold while the authority addresses crossing points at the junction – one proposal is to extend the pavement outside 69 Church Lane.
Chairman Bob Taylor said: “One of the main problems is the width of the pavements.
“Please can I ask all property owners in Station Road to check their boundaries and overgrown hedges, in order to assist the pedestrians to use the full width of North Somerset Council’s pavements.”
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