Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is resurfacing a section of the A37 Dorchester Road at the end of the month.
The scheme will be undertaken under an evening road closure to ensure safety of the workforce and to minimise disruption during peak hours to the travelling public. Work will be carried out five days a week, excluding weekends between 6pm and 7.30am.
Preparatory work will begin on Tuesday 31 August and finish on Monday 6 September, and then the main resurfacing work will commence on Thursday 9 September and should finish on Friday 17 September.
Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “The Dorchester Road needs resurfacing now, so the team are ready to get the job done into September
“We are conscious that this is a busy road and that an evening road closure will be needed for the team to complete the job, but the road will be open during peak hours to minimise disruption. However, I suggest that you plan ahead.”
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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Somerset County Council looks after 4,172 miles of road and in 2020/21 invested £23.1m to keep the county moving. Highways teams filled 19,282 potholes last year and carried out 556 highway maintenance schemes ranging from drainage works to carriageway and footway resurfacing.