Work has started on creating a new stretch of pavement on a busy a busy road in Weston village, Bath. The new pedestrian walkway is being installed on Crown Hill following several years of campaigning by Weston councillor Colin Barrett to improve local road safety. The new footpath runs between Weston High Street and the junction with Church Road, and forms the second part of a pedestrian improvement scheme which last year saw a new traffic island installed at the junction of Crown Hill and the High Street.
Residents in the area called for a new pavement to be created on the stretch of road to make it safer for pedestrians, who previously had to cross to the other side of the busy road then back again if walking to Church Road.
Local councillor Colin Barrett has welcomed the installation of the new footpath. He said:
“I’m delighted to see work finally underway on this new footpath, which will make life easier for pedestrians on walking from the High Street up Crown Hill and Church Road.
“This stretch of road often sees vehicles coming up the hill at quite high speed making it not only difficult but dangerous for residents living in Lucklands Road, Purlewent Drive and Church Road to cross the road safely, as was proven several years ago when an elderly resident from Church Road was sadly knocked down and badly injured. I’m sure that residents will welcome this improvement.”