Bypass roadworks end following £3.4m project


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The roadworks taking place on the A370 Long Ashton Bypass bridge have been completed, following nearly a year of repairs.

Workmen this week put the finishing touches to the bridge repairs over the railway line at Yanley Viaduct.

An estimated £3.4million has been spent on the project.

Work began on repairing the bridge back in August 2014 and it meant the busy commuter route was reduced to just a single lane until January, with motorists able to drive into Bristol in the morning and the closure switching in the evening.

Since January, work has been carried out underneath the bridge to ensure its long-term future.

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, deputy leader of North Somerset Council, said: “I am delighted this major project has been completed without major traffic disruption, which we feared at the beginning and want to thank commuters who accepted the diversions mostly without complaint.

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“This is another example of both our commitment to investing in our highways infrastructure and also making sure we get the maximum benefit from funding we have for this type of work.”

Scaffolding will be dismantled at night between August 1-16.

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