Resurfacing and drainage works on Yeovil road

Somerset County Council’s Highways team is carrying out vital repairs to Combe Street Lane in Yeovil next week.

The major resurfacing and drainage works scheme starts on Monday (24 January) and is due to be completed on Friday 25 February.
It will be necessary to close the road completely during these dates for the safety of the public and work operatives, and a diversion will be in place. Access will be maintained for residents.

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport said: “There is never a convenient time for schemes like these, we know this is a busy route, but these are priority repair works which will involve drainage improvements and complete resurfacing which will make a real difference for road users.
“Our team has done its best to schedule the work as soon as possible, with the final week falling within half term during a quieter period, and they will be doing everything they can to minimise disruption for residents and road users throughout.”

Visit http://www.travelsomerset.co.uk for full details on the diversion route.

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.

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