Somerset County Council’s Highways team needs to carry out urgent resurfacing work on the A358 at Hatch Beauchamp next week.
The Council’s contractor will be working on a stretch of the road from the Ilminster Road junction to the Langport Road junction from next Wednesday, 16 March for 13 nights until 1 April. The road will be closed from 6.30pm until 7am week days, but it will be open outside of these hours and at weekends.
A diversion will be in place during the hours of closure.
The team is aware National Highways needs to close the A303 at nearby Horton Cross from 14-19 March. Representatives of National Highways and Somerset County Council are working together to ensure both works can take place safely. The teams will work to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum for residents in the immediate area and all road users.
Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport said: “It’s important we carry out this resurfacing work as soon as possible, we recently had to set up temporary lights on this stretch to fix a defect – there is significant deterioration on the carriageway. The team will be working overnight to minimise disruption for road users and local residents.
“We appreciate there will be some inconvenience – we’ll be doing everything we can to get this job done as quickly as possible.”
For details on the diversion route visit http://www.travelsomerset.gov.uk
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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.
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