Vital maintenance on A359 Strutters Hill

Vital maintenance on the A359 at Strutters Hill near Pitcombe is due to take place later this month.

The section of road has embankments on each side with nets in place to catch any loose material which may otherwise fall into the road.

Contractors will be removing vegetation, clearing debris from the nets, and replacing damaged sections along both embankments using soil anchoring systems.

Work is due to start on Monday 26 February and take approximately four weeks with the road closed at all times. This is to keep road users and the workforce safe during working hours and will also allow large machinery and debris to be left on site overnight to reduce the overall duration of the scheme.

Utility works to clear power lines are expected to take place at the same time.

Cllr John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Our highways teams do so much more than just fixing roads. This sort of work is just as important as it should help reduce the risk of landslips and fallen trees which could block the road and cause major unplanned disruption.”

A suggested diversion route suitable for all vehicles can be found at www.travelsomerset.co.uk/roadworks or will be clearly signposted on site. As with any road closure, drivers are free to find their own alternatives.

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