Airport travellers warned of road closure
An airport link road in North Somerset will be closed overnight from next week to allow a £70,000 maintenance scheme to be carried out.
Brockley Combe Road will be shut from its junction with the A370 to Downside Road, near Tall Pines Golf Club, for two nights from Wednesday 15 January. Downside Road will be closed for one night on Friday 17 January.
Engineers will use the time, between 8pm and 5am, to resurface stretches of the road, refresh road markings, cut back overgrown vegetation and replace or repair damaged signs and ironwork, such as drain and manhole covers.
A signed diversion route, which goes via Cleeve, Congresbury, Lower Langford and Redhill, will be in place, with traffic marshals also on site to help residents and business with access during the work.
North Somerset Council’s executive member with responsibility for highways, Councillor James Tonkin, said: “Brockley Combe Road is often used by travellers heading to Bristol Airport. For those planning air travel during the work please check if you are affected and plan the best route to the airport before you set out.
“Our night time closures are usually removed at 6am, as this is when traffic starts to build for the morning peak, but we will be reopening this road an hour earlier, at 5am, as this is when we see an increase in airport traffic.
“The scheme, which is part of North Somerset Council’s annual maintenance programme, will include resurfacing, which helps increase the life of the road and improve safety.
“We are also taking the opportunity, while the closure is in place, to get other work done at the same time, such as clearing vegetation.”
For more information about the scheme, which will be carried out by North Somerset Council contractors Skanska, visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/roads launch the interactive map and search for Brockley Combe Road.