Upgrades worth £76k to close busy A370 road
PUBLISHED: 08:00 11 October 2019
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A stretch of the A370 will be closed for five nights from Monday.
The South Bristol Link Road roundabout, in Colliters Way, through to Ashton Gate Primary School, in Bristol, will be closed in the evenings next week.
The road closure will affect the A370 Long Ashton bypass, and will address bridge repairs, street lighting upgrades and vegetation clearance.
North Somerset contractors Skanska, Glendale and Centregreat Engineering will also take on cleaning drains and carrying out repairs, as well as refresh road markings.
The scheme will cost North Somerset Council £76,000, and the work will take five nights to complete.
This is the second instalment of 'vital maintenance work' to the bypass in Long Ashton, and the first phase was complete in July this year.
Council contractors cut back verges, emptied and cleared drains, as well as replaced damaged iron works, such as manhole covers in July.
The scheme cost North Somerset £180,000, and trees which were deemed unsafe were also removed along the stretch of the A370.
North Somerset Council's executive member with responsibility for highways, James Tonkin, said: "Maintenance schemes are vital to the work the council does to keep the county's road network safe.
"With a variety of work needed along the A370, the authority is using one closure to get everything done as fast as possible, while minimising disruption for people who use this very important route.
"This means the council has avoided prolonged roadworks which would be caused by individual schemes being completed at different times, which would have caused multiple road closures in the area."
A signed diversion will be put in place during the road closure, and Long Ashton Park and Ride and David Lloyd sports centre will remain accessible during the works.
The road will be shut from Monday to October 18 from South Bristol Link Road to the Bristol school from 8pm-5am for five nights.
For more information, including the diversion route, visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk
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