Call for roundabout at busy junction in Keynsham

Cllr Lisa O’Brien & Cllr Alan Hale

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

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

They say this 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 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 O’Brien said: “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.”

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