Essential road repairs on the A30 near Crewkerne

Drivers are advised to plan ahead while essential road improvements take place in and around Crewkerne in the coming weeks.

A section of the A30 Chard Road is showing signs of deterioration and will be fully resurfaced next week (23 to 27 July).

This will be followed by three weeks of prep works and resurfacing on the A30 East Street and Yeovil Road. Works to replace broken kerbs and repair drainage channels and pipes will start on 6 August with the resurfacing phase running from 20-24 August.

All works will require a road closure during working hours (7am to 6pm, excluding weekends) to keep both road users and the workforce safe, although access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times.

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “This is important maintenance work and represents a significant investment in a key route across South Somerset.

“Any road closure will put pressure on other routes so please plan ahead and allow extra travel time while work is underway. We’ll be working hard to complete these essential repairs as quickly as possible.”

While the roads are 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.