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Langport set for major improvements to pavements and roads
7:00am Saturday 2nd March 2013 in News
MAJOR improvements to pavements and road surfaces through the centre of the town will take place later this year.
Highway bosses have warned Langport Town Council to expect the diggers to move in between July and September.
The work will run along Bow Street, and could include work to the footpaths and drops in the pavement for disabled access crossing the road.
Chairman Chris Osborne said: “There’s going to be a certain amount of disruption – I make no bones about it.
“It’s no good worrying about it because it will be a long-term gain for a short-term pain.
“We’ve seen no exact plans about what the programme will involve or what dates it will happen, but when we find out we will let everyone know.”
Cllr Jennifer McDonald said: “I don’t want to lose the flagstones because that’s part of the character of the town.”
Town clerk Robin Williams said: “We’ve been in discussions with them for the past six to eight months and a lot of the work is going to take place overnight.
“As soon as the information is available it’ll be passed on.
A Somerset County Council spokesman said: “Footway and drainage improvements are proposed for the new financial year in Bow Street, and the process of designing the scheme has just started.
“The town council is aware of the scheme and will continue to be consulted before the work starts.”