Work on B3128 Clevedon Road

10:49am - 09 October 2020

As part of its ongoing commitment to improving the area's roads, North Somerset Council will soon be carrying out works which will require a night-time closure on the B3128 Clevedon Road, in Wraxall and Failand.

This is to complete pre surface-dressing patching works over a two-year programme. Year one will consist of carriageway surface patching in preparation for surface dressing to be carried out in year two.   

The scheme will  involve:

  • patching and resurfacing areas of the carriageway
  • drainage improvements
  • road marking and signing improvements
  • cleansing and repairing the existing drainage system 
  • replacing and relaying localised kerbs  
  • replacing and repairing damaged ironworks.

The works will be completed in phases to minimise disruption to road users. 

Cllr James Tonkin, North Somerset Council's executive member whose portfolio includes highways, said: "Due to the nature of the works, we will be closing the road from the junction of Towerhouse Lane to the junction of Weston Road. To minimise disruption to road users we will complete the work in phases and carry it out overnight."

The works are scheduled to start on Monday 19 October and are due to take two weeks to complete. The working hours on site will be between 7pm and 6am; access to residents and local businesses will be available and signs will be in place throughout the works advising 'businesses open as usual'; traffic marshals will be positioned at key locations to help with access arrangements. The road will be available for traffic to use as normal outside of these times on a temporary road surface.

The signed diversions is: Tickenham Hill, Clevedon Road, Tickenham Road, Northern Way, Ettlingen Way, M5 Motorway, M5 Junction 19 interchange, Martcombe Road, Haberfield Hill, Pill Road, Abbots Leigh Road, Rownham Hill, Ashton Road, Long Ashton Bypass, Barrow Street, Clevedon Road, Bristol Road, High Street, Stock Way North, Clevedon Road and vice versa.

The cost of the scheme is £178,000 and the council's main term-maintenance contractor, Skanksa, will act as principal contractor for the works, with several smaller, specialist contractors completing the works.

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