Cliff-top B3191 Cleeve Hill closed

The B3191 Cleeve Hill, near Watchet, has been closed to all road users with immediate effect in the interests of public safety.

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team has taken the decision to close the road following a geotechnical survey, combined with expert advice, that suggests significant movement within the coastal slope adjacent to the road.

Improvements were made to the road to improve safety measures last August. The geotechnical challenges affecting the cliff face are complex and require a high degree of monitoring. Our team were able to act quickly, and the road will be closed until further notice while detailed inspections are carried out.

We have instructed our contractors to implement the closure using the new road closure gates. Details of approved roadworks can be found on our searchable map at www.travelsomerset.co.uk/roadworks. If anyone is concerned about roadworks they can flag this up to the team by contacting @TravelSomerset on Twitter and Facebook.