Annual clean up along road to junction 21 underway

PUBLISHED: 09:00 02 July 2015

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CUTTING back grass and trees, picking up litter and tidying up the dual carriageway which links Weston to the motorway has begun.

The annual maintenance work starts at junction 21 of the M5 and continues towards Weston, up until Flowerdown bridge.

The work includes cutting the grass along the central reservation and verge, removing litter, cutting back vegetation and sweeping the road.

North Somerset Council’s deputy leader, whose portfolio includes highways, Elfan Ap Rees, said: “The work has to be done in two stages, firstly flailing the vegetation which can be done quite speedily and then returning to hand-pick the embedded litter.

“This means the verges may look untidy for a short time before the work is completed.”

Work began on Monday and will finish tomorrow (Friday). It will take place between 3-7am to minimise disruption.

Cllr Ap Rees said: “We anticipate this will take four early morning shifts to complete, with one morning programmed in for unforeseen circumstances.

“This essential maintenance may cause some inconvenience but working in the early morning should keep this to a minimum and as the main tourist route connecting the town to the motorway, we want it looking neat and tidy in readiness for the main holiday season.”

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