Lane closures possible along busy road as major £1million works start at West Wick roundabout

PUBLISHED: 08:00 22 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:57 22 February 2017

Morrisons Store.

Morrisons Store.


Major roadworks will begin at one of Weston-super-Mare’s main roundabouts and roads next Monday.

Work for the £1million road improvement scheme at the West Wick roundabout and Elmham Way, near Morrisons, is expected to last until the summer holidays.

The aim is to pave the way for a new north to south link road, which will make it easier for people living in Parklands Village to access the motorway at junction 21.

The work will take place in two phases, starting with new traffic lights being installed where the traffic joins the roundabout from the A370 Somerset Avenue on Monday.

The second phase will involve a new lane being created along Elmham Way.

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, North Somerset Council’s executive member for highways, said: “Weston is an area which is continuing to grow and develop. The traffic lights and extra lane will improve traffic flow in and out of the town and reduce congestion, meeting the needs of both residents and commuters.”

Most of the work will take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm to avoid the rush hour traffic. There are likely to be narrow lanes and lane closures, but access to homes and businesses will be maintained.

Around £795,000 of the cost has come from the Government’s Local Growth Fund, while the rest is from money given to the council by developers.

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