Keynsham councillors call for roundabout at busy junction

Councillors in Keynsham have called on Bath and North East Somerset Council to build a roundabout at a busy junction.

Cllr Alan Hale and Cllr Lisa O’Brien, both Conservative councillors for Keynsham South on B&NES Council, are urging the authority to build a roundabout at the junction between Longmeadow Road and Charlton Road.

This, the councillors say, will make it easier and safer for traffic emerging onto busy Charlton Road from Longmeadow Road, as well as reducing queuing traffic on Longmeadow Road.

Cllr Alan Hale, who is also the Council’s Member Advocate for Safer Roads, said: “A roundabout at this location would go a long way to improving road safety in the area and will make things easier for residents who live in the vicinity.

“Speeds on Charlton Road can be quite high and this makes it difficult and unsafe for drivers emerging from Longmeadow Road.”

Cllr Lisa O’Brien said: “Today we are urging the Council to take these safety concerns seriously and start to undertake the necessary procedures for making changes to the road layout. “A roundabout here is a sensible and necessary measure and Cllr Hale and I would be willing to revisit the plans with officers and the relevant cabinet member as soon as possible to get the ball rolling.”