Latest road resurfacing scheme details announced


The resurfacing programme for North Somerset’s roads continues with another A road set to get the treatment next week.

Following the successful upgrade to the A38 at the weekend the A371 Sidcot Lane, Winscombe, is due to be resurfaced, including the junction with A38 Bridgwater Road.

Work will start on Monday 1 July and will take two nights. The closure will be in place from 8pm-6am with traffic lights on the A38 to allow the crews to work safely.

While the road is closed engineers will also take the opportunity to do other maintenance work including installing new kerbs, refreshing road markings, and replacing damaged ironworks, like manhole covers.

The work, which will be carried out by North Somerset Council contractors Skanska, will cost £30,000.

Councillor James Tonkin, North Somerset Council’s executive member with responsibility for highways, said: “Our resurfacing programme covers a range of roads from residential to main routes.

“We use data to help us design a programme that will keep our network running as smoothly as possible with the money we have available.

“We also use any road closures to do maintenance work, so we can cause as little disruption as possible.”

For more information about this scheme, or to find out future resurfacing locations, visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/roadworks