Vital maintenance to take place on main Bridgwater road

Essential maintenance work is due to take place on the A38 Bristol Road, Dunball in Bridgwater next week.

Somerset County Council will be resurfacing Bristol Road to restore its profile, protect the foundations and improve skid conditions.

The road will need to be closed while these works take place to ensure the safety of the workforce and travelling public. However, to minimise disruption the works will take place during off-peak hours, between 6.30pm and 11.30pm.

During these hours an alternative route will be clearly signposted.

Cllr John Woodman, Somerset County Council Cabinet member for Highways, said: “We’re pleased that Bristol Road will be undergoing vital resurfacing needed to keep it in good condition. As a main road into Bridgwater, it’s important that it’s well maintained.

“Because it’s a busy route and a road closure is required to resurface the road, we have planned the works to take place in the evening to minimise disruption. However, as with any road closure, we would encourage people to plan ahead.”

The road closure will be in place for 5 evenings starting on Monday 23rd of March.

Somerset County Council looks after more than 4,170 miles of road and in 2018/19 invested £24.7m to keep the county moving, including filling 18,519 potholes and delivering 385 highway maintenance schemes ranging from drainage works to carriageway and footway resurfacing

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