Highway schemes march on
A number of carriageway patching schemes are planned across the district as part of North Somerset Council’s commitment to improving the road network.
Monk’s Hill/Kewstoke Road
Patching and works to repair the damaged kerb and ironworks, as well as some repairs to the street lighting are due to be carried out in Monk’s Hill and Kewstoke Road, Kewstoke from Monday 7 March. The works are planned to take six days and there will be a road closure in place each day from 8am to 5pm.
Monk’s Hill will be closed for the full six days of the works, however Kewstoke Road will only be closed between the hours of 9.30am – 3.30pm for three days, between Thursday 10 to Saturday 12 March.
The work in Monk’s Hill is from the junction with Woodspring Avenue to the junction with Kewstoke Road; and in Kewstoke Road from the junction with Norton Lane to the junction with Beach Road. There will be a signed diversion in place – Monk’s Hill – Milton Hill, Spring Hill, Church Road, Kewstoke Road and vice versa; and for Kewstoke Road – Kewstoke Road (unaffected section),Upper Kewstoke Road, South Road, Queen’s Road, St Joseph’s Road, Bristol Road Lower, Upper Bristol Road, Spring Hill, Church Road, Kewstoke Road (unaffected section) and vice versa. The scheme is costing £18,000.
Milton Park Road
Milton Park Road in Weston-super-Mare was due to be be closed for one day on Saturday, 12 March, from 8am to 5pm to allow the road to be patched. This work will not now take place on that day and will be re-scheduled.
Stock Lane/ Brinsea Road
The B3133 Brinsea Road and Stock Lane, Langford, will see road patching works from Monday 14 March. To reduce congestion and to complete the scheme safely, the works, costing £80,000 will be carried out over five nights with a road closure in operation between 8pm and 6am. Work in Brinsea Road will be from the junction with Venus Street to the junction with Brinsea Batch; and in Stock Lane from the junction with Brinsea Batch to the junction with Langford Road. The signed diversion route will be B3133 (High Street), A370 (Bristol Road, Rhodyate Hill, Main Road), Brockley Combe Road, Downside Road, A38 (Bristol Road, Redhill, Bristol Road) and vice versa.
A368 The Coombe, Blagdon
The A368 The Coombe, Blagdon will see road patching works, ironwork repairs and maintenance to existing road signs from Monday 21 March. To reduce congestion and to complete the scheme safely, the works, costing £50,000, will be carried out over three days with a road closure in operation between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
The works will take place between the junction with Clanders Batch to the junction with The Batch. There will be a signed diversion route – A368 (High Street, Bath Road, Cleeve Hill, Compton Martin Road, The Street, Bath Road, Wick Road, The Street) A37 (New Road, Pensford Hill, Bristol Road, Hursley Hill, Bristol Road, Wells Road) A4174 (Airport Road, Hengrove Way, Hartcliffe Way) A38 (Bedminster Down Road, Bridgwater Road, Bristol Road, Redhill, Bristol Road) A368 (Bath Road, Rushway) and vice versa.
Long Ashton Road, Long Ashton
Road patching and drainage works to the tune of £10,000 are planned for Long Aston Road and Weston Road in Long Ashton from Wednesday 23 March for two days. A temporary road closure will be in force from 9.30am to 3.30pm each day. The diversion route will be Clevedon Road ((B3130), the A370 Long Ashton bypass, Ashton Road ((B3128) and vice versa.
Half Yard, Langford
A road closure will be in place for two days from 8am to 5pm from Wednesday 29 March for carriageway patching work in Half Yard, Langford. The work will be between Beam Bridge to Blackmoor Bridge. The diversion while the work is completed is Blackmoor, Langford Road, A38 (Bristol Road), Havyatt Road, Silver Street, Broad Street, Station Road, Butt’s Batch and vice versa. The cost of this work is £43,000.
Deputy leader of North Somerset Council, Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, whose portfolio includes highways, said: “We have planned these works to keep inconvenience to a minimum, which is why some of the road closures on busy routes run outside of commuting times, or are in force at night. Access will be maintained where possible but we do ask all road users to be patient while Balfour Beatty and their contractors carry out this work on our behalf.