Vital drainage work on key Yeovil route

A critical scheme to repair damaged drains on one of Yeovil’s main transport arteries is planned to take place from next week.

Somerset County Council’s Highways team must replace a section of the A3088 Cartgate Link Road’s drains as there is currently frequent risk of flooding. The scheme will also include installing a filter drain under the surface of the carriageway to improve reliability of the system.

The road will need to be closed for 24 hours a day between Monday 15 February and Friday 26 February as this is the best way to ensure the safety of the workforce and the travelling public.

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways said: “Flood prevention is always a priority, but at this time of year it is vital as standing water ices over easily, so it’s important that we carry out the work now, whilst also taking advantage of lighter traffic flows during the current lockdown.

“We’ll do our very best to minimise the disruption, the long-term benefit of this work will be ensuring efficient drainage for years to come on a very busy stretch of road.

“Please ensure you plan ahead before the work starts next week.”

During the road closure a suggested diversion route will be clearly signposted on site or can be found at www.travelsomerset.co.uk/roadworks.

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