Road improvement works in Worle


As part of its continuing investment in roads, North Somerset Council will be carrying out a number of resurfacing and repair schemes in Worle, including High Street, Locking Road and New Bristol Road at the end of this month.

The £200,000 scheme will get under way on Monday 22 February and be completed in three weeks, by Friday 11 March.

“These are very busy routes – our traffic count data collected from Worle High Street suggests vehicle movements of up to 11,500 in both directions in a single 24 hour period,” said Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, North Somerset Council deputy leader whose portfolio includes highways.

“To minimise disruption we will be carrying out the work overnight, with a full road closure in place between 7pm and 6am and the roads will be reopened each day with a safe, temporary surface so that the route can be used. Works will not take place at weekends.”

Cllr Ap Rees added: “Working overnight allows us to complete the works safely, minimise the impact to the surrounding road network at peak times and reduce the number of bus services that are affected while works take place. It also minimises disruption to local businesses and those travelling to the many local schools in the area.”

The works will involve carrying out repairs and resurfacing to the following roads:

  • New Bristol Road crossroads  24 – 26 February (night working)
  • Locking Road (Baytree View to Milton Road) 22 – 23 February (night working)
  • Locking Road (at Milton Road junction) 29 February – 2 March (night working)
  • Worle High Street (patching works)  3 – 4 March (night working)
  • Worle High Street (road resurfacing, Milton Road to Spring Hill)  7 – 8 March 2016 (night working)
  • Annandale Avenue (footpath works) 22 – 26 February (day working from 9.30am – 3.30pm)
  • Annandale Avenue (road resurfacing) 10 – 11 March (day working from 9.30am – 3.30pm)

The work will be carried out by Balfour Beatty on behalf of North Somerset Council and will involve a temporary road closure with a signed diversion route. Access for residents and local businesses will be retained – except when taking up the old road surface outside of a property or laying a new one. As Annandale Avenue is not a main road, this work will be carried out during the day, with a closure in place from 9.30am to 3.30pm, and again access will be maintained while work takes place.