Safety improvements for busy junction

Important work to improve the safety of a junction in Glastonbury is being undertaken by Somerset County Council’s Minor Improvements Team.

Construction starts next week, Monday, 15 March on a scheme to improve  safety for pedestrians accessing and crossing A361 Chilkwell Street and Bere Lane. The work includes footway improvements and a pedestrian refuge crossing as well as sign improvements.

The work is due to be completed by 1 April, and part of Chilkwell Street will need to be closed throughout. There will also be two-way temporary traffic signals in place  at the junction. A diversion will be in place.

Access for residents will be maintained throughout the works.

“This is a really important piece of work for Glastonbury, requested by local Councillors through the Council’s Small Improvement Schemes programme,” said Cllr John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport.

“Local people and regular visitors will know this is a busy junction which can be difficult to negotiate for all road users – particularly pedestrians.

“We’re aware there will be disruption and our team will be doing their best to minimise this in every way possible.”

Somerset County Council looks after more than 4,172 miles of road and between April 2020 and February 2021 repaired more than 16,200 potholes.

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