ESSENTIAL work to prepare the A370 (Somerset Avenue/Winterstoke Road) in Weston for a new road surface has begun today (Monday, June 24).

The work, which will be carried out between 8pm and 5am, will be completed in phases overnight across three days and will involve a road closure on the outbound (northerly) side of the road.

The new surface, known as surface dressing, is carried out on roads in order to prevent deterioration and potholes.

North Somerset Council said there is a small window of opportunity for this as it only takes a few years for water to enter the road surface and make it crack and degrade.

Once this starts to happen the road will need full resurfacing.

The council also added that resurfacing is a very expensive and disruptive process, it also uses valuable resources with a high carbon footprint and the council tries to avoid this process with preventative measures.

One section of the A370 will be closed each evening during the work on the following dates.

  • Monday 24 June - Morrisons roundabout to the traffic lights on the approach to M5 (Junction 21)
  • Tuesday 25 June - Airport roundabout (Locking Moor Road) to Morrisons roundabout
  • Wednesday 26 June - Drove road roundabout to the mini roundabout with Winterstoke Road

A signed diversion route will be in place and drivers are asked to allow extra time for journeys.

Work to surface dress the route will begin on Monday 8 July and further information will be issued.

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