Two roads closed for weeks

PUBLISHED: 15:16 27 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:38 25 May 2010

WORK will begin on two roads between Portishead and Clevedon next week.

WORK will begin on two roads between Portishead and Clevedon next week.

From Monday, the B3124 in Walton-in-Gordano will be closed for four weeks while essential resurfacing is carried out.

The road will be closed from Holly Lane for 1.8km toward Portishead.

From Monday, drainage works will also begin in nearby Walton Street.

This road will also be closed for the entire length for four weeks.

Although other options have been investigated by North Somerset Council, both roads are being closed because they are narrow and it would be unsafe to carry out the works with passing traffic.

The main diversion route will be via the M5 junction 19 to 20 or the alternative route will be the B3130 Tickenham Road, B3128 Clevedon Rd, B3129 Beggar Bush Lane and A369 Abbots Leigh Road.

Councillor Elfan Ap Rees, North Somerset Council's executive member for highways, said: "We realise these works will be inconvenient for regular users of this route but this is essential work and there is no other practical option. "Drivers will need to be patient, allow extra time for their journeys and allow our contractor to get on and finish the work as quickly as possible.

"This is the final stretch of resurfacing works on the B3124 between Clevedon and Portishead and road users will soon reap the benefits.

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