Road repairs get underway
PUBLISHED: 13:00 19 March 2015
MOTORISTS are being warned of disruption for the next six weeks as road resurfacing works in Long Ashton got underway this week.
The repairs, costing £700,000, are being carried out in Long Ashton Road and Weston Road by Balfour Beatty on behalf of North Somerset Council.
For the work to be completed safely there will be phased road closures from 9.30am-3.30pm which will allow buses to run during morning and afternoon peak times as well as enabling access to and from schools.
Councillor Elfan Ap Rees, North Somerset’s executive member for highways, said: “We have been liaising closely with the parish council over these works to address any concerns they may have.
“Some disruption is unavoidable but our contractors will be doing all they can to keep this to a minimum.
“Pedestrian access to properties will be maintained at all times and vehicle access will be made available where the work allows but may not always be possible.
“If householders need to gain vehicle access to their property during the closures, they should drive slowly, keep a lookout for workers and site vehicles and follow any directions they are given.”
A statement from Long Ashton Parish Council said: “Long Ashton Parish Council is very pleased to see that the main road is being resurfaced and hope that villagers will find the inevitable to disruption to normal life worthwhile when the work is finished.
“North Somerset consulted the parish council about the project and we hope that some of the changes will encourage motorists to slow down when driving through the village.”
The final scheduled road closure will be from April 13-22 between Wild Country Lane and Cambridge Batch where footway resurfacing works will be carried out at the same time as the road repairs under traffic light control which will be manually operated during peak times.
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