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A39 Road Closure

A39, Bath Road to Main Street, Walton, Somerset:
Advance notification of major road works

Night working 21 November 2022 – 2 December 2022 6.30pm-7.30am
under full road closure

Background:
Somerset County Council, as the Highway Authority, has a statutory duty to maintain the roads in Somerset, except for the motorway and trunk roads. There is over 4,000 miles of highway network in total, all of which require some form of maintenance at some time in its life.
The A39, Bath Road to Main Street is showing signs of failure. There are numerous cracks in the road and settlement across the carriageway width.
This location has been subject to many visits to undertake repairs in the past, clearly this is unsustainable and larger scale works need to be carried out.

The proposed maintenance works will include minor works to the existing drainage systems, siding back of verges, where they are encroaching onto the carriageway and cutting back of selected areas of vegetation.
The whole length of road from 20m west of the junction with Bramble Hill, westwards to the Pipers Inn will be resurfaced.
The Resurfacing will take place over two weeks (21 November – 2 December) – it will be necessary to fully close the road between 6.30pm and 7.30am during Monday-Friday.
The Road will be open to traffic at the weekend and daytimes. An alternative route will be signed We will of course maintain access to any households and businesses within the closure and will work closely with those affected by the works by liaison with on-site operational staff. Every effort will be made to keep the duration of the works to a minimum.
Any changes to the works programme will be displayed on site information boards.
Roads locally which are unsuitable for diverted traffic will be signed during the closure period.

If you have any questions, queries or observations on the works, please use the contact details below:
Call 0300 123 2224 or
Email countyroads-mendip@somerset.gov.uk