Roadworks put on hold
A SCHEME to carry out maintenance along the Long Ashton Bypass has been put on hold after concerns were raised about the congestion it would cause.
Work was due to start on Monday at Kennel Farm Bridge to replace the expansion joints, waterproof the bridge deck, replace the road surface and repaint the parapets.
During the 10 weeks this was scheduled to last, North Somerset Council had planned to install temporary traffic lights.
However, after concerns were raised about the huge amount of congestion this would cause on the busy bypass, the work has been put on hold while the council reviews its traffic management plan.
It is understood the work may resume on Monday once new plans have been put in place.
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* Meanwhile, work is currently being carried out in Valley Road, Portishead, to resurface a section between the junctions with Down Road and Weatherly Drive.
The road will be closed while the work is carried out and a diversion has been put in place.
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