Roadworkers abused and threatened by motorists

PUBLISHED: 16:01 05 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:09 05 June 2018

The Portbury Hundred will be closed for five nights in June. Picture: Google

The Portbury Hundred will be closed for five nights in June. Picture: Google

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Drivers have been warned after roadworkers were ‘abused and then threatened’.

North Somerset Council has tweeted to say verbal threats and abuse ‘will not be tolerated’ after two of its workers were abused by motorists on the A369 Portbury Hundred last night (Monday).

Police were called and the incident has been reported but the council has asked people to ‘respect our workers on the roads’.

Twitter followers supported the warning, with one man saying: “That is just disgusting. None of us like to see road closures but you are only trying to help in the long run.

“Too much of this happens and the motorists just show a lack of respect. I hope the workers are okay, they are just doing their job.”

The Portbury Hundred is currently closed between 8pm and 5am each night for five days, with work starting yesterday and due to finish on Friday.

The work is part of a £90,000 scheme to improve the A369 in Portishead between the M5 junction 19 and the Sheepway roundabout.

The works include drainage improvements, carriageway patching, refreshed road markings and vegetation and litter clearing.


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