Residents and businesses in Keynsham have been notified of enhancements being made to the cycle lane on the High Street following feedback received on the recently completed road scheme.
Bath & North East Somerset Council is carrying out the works following a road safety audit (stage 3) of the scheme which found no fundamental issues with the design or construction.
However, the audit took into account data including trips and falls and, following a further design, a number of enhancements that could be made to improve the visibility of the cycle lane.
The council will carry out overnight works on August 2 and 3 to implement the new measures which are:
- Install red tarmac through the length of cycle lane to enhance demarcation
- Reduce the width of the solid white line marking the edge of the cycle lane, in line with Department for Transport standards
- Increase the number of cycle symbol markings along the cycle lane
The works will be carried out between 7pm and 7am and will mean the High Street will be closed to traffic while the works take place.
The cycle lane will also be closed during the daytime on August 3.