Speed up safety measures at Keynsham junction, say campaigners

Somerdale, Chandos Rd, Priory Rd, Station Rd junction

People living near Keynsham’s Somerdale site are demanding action on a catalogue of concerns – from a “dangerous” junction and lack of safe routes for pedestrians to potholes they say have been left for far too long.

Residents in Chandos Road, Priory Road and surrounding streets are calling on developer Taylor Wimpey and Bath and North East Somerset Council to fulfil promises for a pedestrian crossing to Keynsham Station and safety measures at the Chandos Road/Station Road junction sooner rather than later.

A temporary plastic barrier was installed several months ago at the top of Chandos Road to try to prevent vehicles turning into Somerdale driving straight across the top of Chandos Road – but residents say this has failed to solve the problem.