Essential repair work on two key Somerset roads

Somerset County Council’s Highways team is due to carry out repairs on two important roads next week.

Resurfacing works are taking place on the A37 near Ilchester, on a section known as the Ilchester Straight, along with part of the B3151 Yeovil Road and the Church Street Roundabout. A suitable signed diversion route will be in place for the duration of the works.

Work will take place between from Monday 15 March and Thursday 1 April from 7am to 7pm weekdays. These sections of road will be closed to all traffic during these dates, except to provide access for residents and business owners.

Also from 15 March, work commences on Paul Street/Commercial Road in Shepton Mallet to carry out patching repairs to the road surface. The work is expected to be complete by Friday, 19 March.

Paul Street and Commercial Road will be closed between 8am and 5pm to all traffic and a diversion will be in place. Residents and pedestrians will continue to have access but to assist with the delivery of these works the Council has requested that no vehicles are parked on the road.

Residents are asked to please liaise with the site foreman regarding access to properties within the site and essential deliveries. The team will do it’s best to minimise disruption for those living in the affected area.

Councillor John Woodman, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “Our commitment to ensuring the roads of Somerset are fit for purpose is vital for residents and business. It’s also an important part of supporting the county’s economic recovery.

“While it may cause disruption in the short term, the  works in Shepton Mallet and Ilchester are essential. With the closures set for peak times, we encourage road users to plan ahead.”

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