A370 to see more upgrades
Engineers at North Somerset Council are continuing to take a ‘one and done’ approach to roadworks with a second round of vital maintenance along a main road near Bristol.
The A370 Long Ashton Bypass will be closed overnight while the work, which includes bridge repairs, street lighting upgrades to the latest state-of-the-art LED technology, vegetation clearance, drain cleaning and repairs, and refreshing road markings, is carried out.
The individual projects would usually be done separately but, following a successful combined approach earlier this year on another part of the A-road, this work will be done at once, under one closure, so that it can be finished as quickly as possible.
The road will be shut from 8pm-5am from Colliters Way, also known as the South Bristol link road, to the Bristol boundary for five nights from Monday 14 October. There will be a signed diversion in place, and access to the Park and Ride and the David Lloyd Centre will be maintained throughout the closure.
North Somerset Council’s executive member with responsibility for highways, Cllr James Tonkin, said: “Maintenance schemes are vital in the work we do to keep our network safe.
“With a variety of work needed along the A370 we are using a single closure to get everything done as fast as possible while minimising disruption for those who use this very important route. This means we will avoid the prolonged roadworks that would be caused by individual schemes being done one at a time.”
The A370 maintenance schemes, which together will cost £76,000, will be carried out by North Somerset contractors including Skanska, Glendale and Centregreat Engineering. For more details, include the full diversion route, visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/roads and find the scheme in the interactive map.
There is a rugby match between Bristol and Bath at Ashton Gate on Friday 18 October – if the road has to be closed fo0r work to be completed, it won’t be closed until 11.30pm that night to allow access to and from the game.