Essential maintenance to take place on main road near Bridgwater

Vital maintenance work is due to take place on the A39 Bath Road at Bawdrip near Bridgwater next month.

Due to the importance of this route, and keeping in line with the Government’s new guidance identifying highways maintenance workers as essential, Somerset County Council will be resurfacing Bath Road to restore its profile, protect the foundations and improve skid resistance.

The road will need to be closed while these works take place to ensure the safety of the workforce and travelling public. To take advantage of low traffic levels, works will take place between 7.30am and 6pm.

During these hours an alternative route will be clearly signposted.

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council Cabinet member for Highways, said: “We’re pleased that Bath Road will be undergoing vital resurfacing needed to keep it in good condition.

“Highways maintenance teams have been identified by the Government as critical workers due to the vital importance of keeping our roads maintained. We know these are unprecedented times and safety is paramount which is why our teams are following advice from Public Health England with regards to social distancing measures.

“As Bath Road is a main route, a road closure is required. If you will be travelling during these times, then we would advise you to plan ahead.”

The road closure will be in place for 10 nights (excluding weekends) starting on Monday 11th May.

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