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Road closures signal final phase of £1.68m road widening scheme

5:12pm - 28 April 2020

A longer stretch of Wyndham Way, from the junction of the retail park to the Sail Roundabout, will now be resurfaced during next week’s closures.

This means the closure will now be overnight, from 8pm-6am, Monday-Friday. As well as resurfacing engineers will carry out signage improvements, minor repairs to the footpath, and drainage system maintenance. This extra work will cost £150,000.

68m scheme to widen a major Portishead road is motoring towards the finish with overnight closures starting next week.

An extra lane has been added to a 500 metre stretch of Wyndham Way between Sheepway and the Sail roundabouts, to stop queues backing up onto the Portbury Hundred and M5 during the evening rush hour.

There will be a series of overnight closures for resurfacing starting on Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 May from 8pm-6am. A signed diversion route will be in place, which will go via the High Street.

The road will then be closed for three nights the following week, 8pm-6am, Monday 11, Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 May, and for a final two nights, Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 May.

North Somerset Council executive member for transport Cllr James Tonkin said: “These overnight closures will allow engineers to resurface Wyndham Way to finish a scheme that started earlier this year.

“Roadworks are essential, so we have been able to continue the work with some changes on site to allow engineers to follow government guidelines around coronavirus and keep safe.

“This means the project, which had been due to finish at the end of March, has slowed, but we hope to finish most of the work by the end of May.”

The Wyndham Way project is part of a £3.48m scheme being mostly funded by Highway England’s national congestion relief programme, with North Somerset Council contributing £300,000. Highways England will carry out its linked scheme at Junction 19.

The two finished projects will increase capacity on Wyndham Way, reduce queues on Portbury Hundred, and allow more traffic to pass through the motorway junction, reducing queues on the M5.