Roadworks set for Portishead’s Cabstand

PUBLISHED: 18:00 11 July 2017 | UPDATED: 09:02 12 July 2017

Roadworks at the Cabstand junction in Portishead.

Roadworks at the Cabstand junction in Portishead.


Interim roadworks will take place at Portishead’s Cabstand junction over the next two days.

During tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday crews will fill in excavations at the traffic island in Wyndham Way to allow barriers to be removed.

Once the work is completed traffic cones will be put in place to cover the exposed ducts and warn pedestrians the puffin crossing is not yet in use at the site.

North Somerset Council has agreed to carry out the work before judging for Britain in Bloom takes place on Friday, but the remaining works at Cabstand are not due to begin until August 7.

Councillor Elfan Ap Rees, North Somerset’s executive member with responsibility for highways, said: “This will involve night-time working and some road closures between 7pm and 6am, in order to minimise disruption to traffic.

“We expect the works to take a week to complete so long as there are no unforeseen complications.

“Works to complete include digging out and forming the domes to two mini-roundabouts, a traffic island at the bottom of Wyndham Way, a speed table at the pelican crossing in Wyndham Way, a central island and other footway works.

“While these footway works will be done during the day, the roadworks will be done at night with the noisier excavation work done before 11pm.”

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