PART of a North Somerset A-road will be closing next week to allow for the felling of diseased ash trees.

Martcombe Road, A369, on either side of the Happerton Lane junction, will be closed from 9.30am to 3.30pm from Monday, February 12 to Friday, February 17.

Diversion signs will be in place for all vehicles, including lorries. 

Pedestrians, cyclists, and horse riders will also be restricted for their own safety.

Marshalls will be present so that residents can access their homes and businesses.

Councillor Mike Solomon, executive officer for culture and leisure, said: “Ash Dieback is a serious problem across the country, with up to 90 per cent of ash trees in Britain believed to be at risk.  

“We regularly survey our ash trees in North Somerset to monitor this issue, and sadly some infected trees do pose a risk to the public if they aren’t removed safely.   

“In this case, infected trees are close to a busy route, and it’s very important that we remove them safely and quickly. 

“This work is part of our commitment to work towards a greener North Somerset, where everyone can safely enjoy our green spaces."