Essential resurfacing on key road in Bridgwater

A major scheme to resurface a key road in Bridgwater is planned to take place next week.

Somerset County Council will be resurfacing A39 Wembdon Road/North Street as it is showing signs of deterioration with numerous cracks and potholes on the carriageway.

The scheme will be carried out under an evening road closure to minimise disruption and to ensure the safety of the workforce and the travelling public.

The work will begin on Monday 21st September and will last five evenings, so the road will be closed between 6.30pm and 11.30pm for that working week.

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways said: “The upcoming resurfacing of Wembdon Road/North Street is a vitally important scheme.

“We’ve planned for the work to go ahead in the evenings to keep disruption and disturbance to a minimum, and we’ll do everything we can to complete the works as quickly as possible.”

Access to homes and businesses will be maintained – please liaise with on-site staff.

During the road closure a suggested diversion route will be clearly signposted on site or can be found at www.travelsomerset.co.uk/roadworks. Stay up to date with this and other roadworks schemes by following @TravelSomerset on Twitter.

Somerset County Council looks after more than 4,170 miles of road and in 2019/20 invested £26.1m 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.