Significant investment through comprehensive repairs is due to take place on the main road through Stratton-on-the-Fosse this autumn.
The A367 Fosse Way is showing signs of deterioration with numerous cracks and settlement across the carriageway. There have been numerous visits to fill potholes over the last two years and clearly a longer-term solution is required.
Teams will be making minor repairs to the existing drainage system before removing areas of soft foundations and reconstructing and resurfacing the whole stretch of road between the village gateway signs.
Cllr John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Our highways infrastructure is very important and this is a significant investment in Stratton-on-the-Fosse which I’m sure will be welcomed by most drivers and local people.
“It will unfortunately mean some short-term disruption but we’ll be doing everything we can to keep this to a minimum.
“If you do have any concerns then please come and talk to us so we can do our best to find a solution before work gets underway.”
Work is due to start on Monday 9 October and will be split into two phases in efforts to minimise disruption.
During weeks 1 and 2, work will be carried out under traffic lights with a convoy system used to allow traffic to safely pass through the site.
Week 3 (starting on 23 October) will see the road closed to traffic during working hours between approximately 7.30am and 7.30pm. The road will be reopened each evening with temporary lights used if required.
Access to homes and businesses along the closed stretch of road will be maintained throughout, but if you have any particular requests or wish to discuss further please call 0300 123 2224 or email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
While the road is closed, a suggested diversion route suitable for all vehicles will be clearly signposted on site, or can be found at www.travelsomerset.co.uk/roadworks. As with any road closure, drivers are free to find their own alternatives.
You can also stay up to date with this and other roadworks schemes by following @TravelSomerset on Twitter.