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New North Somerset road safety schemes approved

Almost £200,000 is to be spent on two schemes to create safer routes for pedestrians and cyclists in North Somerset.

Resurfacing and signposting work is to take place on two-miles of the Flax Bourton Greenway - part of the Nailsea to Bristol cycle path.

A toucan crossing will be built in Clevedon on the B3130 Tickenham Road.

Both schemes will cost the council £90,000 with matching funds coming from transport charity Sustrans.

The authority's highways chief, Councillor Elfan Ap Rees, said: "We recognise the importance of these safe routes to school as they encourage independent walking and cycling to school with their obvious health benefits.

"They also help to reduce local congestion that goes with the school run as well as improving safety around our schools."

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