Roadworks on A370 and in Portishead before Christmas
PUBLISHED: 08:00 12 December 2018
Roadworks will begin in the centre of Portishead today (Wednesday).
Areas around Cabstand will be closed at various points over the next few days as North Somerset Council seeks to improve the road network.
Similar schemes are planned before Christmas in Backwell and Congresbury.
The council’s deputy leader, Elfan Ap Rees, said the programme is necessary despite Christmas being just around the corner.
Workers will begin making changes to Portishead town centre this morning.
The £65,000 scheme will see Nore Road and Cabstand under repair.
Drainage improvements and carriageway surface patching are planned, but the nature of the work will mean the area needs closing. The works will prepare the road for resurfacing in 2019.
Motorists will be unable to access the area from 9.30am-3.30pm every day the roadworks last. The council estimates it will take about four days.
Next week the A370 will be repaired, starting in Congresbury.
Station Road’s surface will be patched up on Monday overnight at 8pm.
However, it will remain open to traffic, with temporary lights ensuring the scheme can be carried out safely and effectively at night.
A £60,000 road surfacing scheme will start on West Town Road in Backwell on Tuesday.
Work is expected to take four nights to complete and will require the road to be shut from 8pm-5am.
Diversion routes will be in place during the closures in Backwell and Portishead.
Cllr Ap Rees said: “We appreciate that with Christmas coming, these roads may be busier than usual but investment in repairs continues to be high on our agenda and we remain committed to maintaining and improving roads across North Somerset.
“We would urge people to be patient while these essential works are carried out.”