Key Yeovil road set for resurfacing

Important works to resurface a main road into Yeovil are being planned to take place later this month.

The A30 Sherborne Road between the Lyde Road junction and the Dorset boundary was last resurfaced back in February 2018 but is showing early signs of deterioration.

Testing has shown the surface to be defective and it will be removed and replaced at no cost to the County Council. This replacement is also taking place earlier than planned, making use of the quieter network at present.

Works will take place over five nights, starting on 15 June, with a road closure in place to keep the workforce and travelling public safe.

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “Our contractors use approximately 23,000 tonnes of road surfacing materials every year and failures like this are very rare.

“However, when it does happen, we have the necessary safeguards in place to ensure faulty materials can be replaced at no cost to the taxpayer.

“Although the additional works may not be welcome in the short term, the restored road surface will be much improved and provide lasting benefits.”

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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