A38 resurfacing scheme

10:08am - 25 September 2020

A £227,000 resurfacing scheme is set to go ahead in Churchill next month.

Starting on Monday 5 October, the work will see a section of the A38 New Road and Bristol Road from the junction of Skinners Lane through to The Churchill Inn. It is scheduled to take place over five nights between 8pm and 6am.

"This is a main route so the work will inevitably cause some disruption and delay," said Cllr James Tonkin, North Somerset Council's executive member whose portfolio includes transport. "We are trying to minimise upheaval by carrying the work out at night. There will be a fully signed diversion in place for all vehicles including HGVs."

The scheme, being carried out by the council's contractors Skanska, involves carriageway resurfacing, kerb repairs and footpath patching.

"The contractor will look to carry out the noisier works early in the shift to reduce the noise disruption," added Cllr Tonkin. "We have also allowed for Monday 12 and Tuesday 13 October as contingency days just in case we experience any delays or if the weather intervenes.

"Anyone planning on using this route to get to Bristol Airport should consider an alternative route or allow extra time form their journey."

The total cost of the scheme is £227,478 with a developer contribution of £23,520.91 towards the works.

For more information, including the diversion route, visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/roadworks, launch the map, change the date to 5 October and search for A38.