The Vital Importance of Roads in the Countryside
Another view of the subsidence area.
As I have mentioned before, roads in the countryside are used much more
than in towns, this is because there are very few roads in the
countryside. It follows that country roads are very important to local
people. There can often be only one road joining village to village.
(It is also worth re-reading Vehicular
If Rosemary lane needs to be closed to
make this area safe it will be closed for a long time and will cause
locals a lot of inconvenience. At present in Freshford village there is a
closed road (Dark Lane) which has been closed due to subsidence of the
roadside bank. That particular bank had been bulging for months and
nothing was done until it fell in to the road, it could have been worse
involving injury to road users. (work completed)
Other roads in and out of Freshford are regularly closed forcing traffic
onto different routes. For example Church lane a
main route to the A36 On the 16th November there will be major
disruption to New Road which is in the centre of the village this coupled
with the closure of Dark Lane will lead to inevitable delays.