Drivers face holdups

PUBLISHED: 16:47 26 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:38 24 May 2010

COMMUTERS could face delays as roadworks get underway on the Long Ashton bypass. Work will start on essential waterproofing and resurfacing on the Yanley Viaduct on the A370 today (Wed). The eastbound bridge deck, Bristol bound, will be closed and traffic

COMMUTERS could face delays as roadworks get underway on the Long Ashton bypass.Work will start on essential waterproofing and resurfacing on the Yanley Viaduct on the A370 today (Wed).The eastbound bridge deck, Bristol bound, will be closed and traffic signals will be in place throughout.The work is scheduled to take up to three weeks depending on the weather, although it is hoped to complete the work in a shorter timescale.North Somerset Council executive member for strategic planning and transport John Crockford-Hawley said: "Unfortunately there may be disruption to traffic during these works, but we have timed them to take place during the school holidays when there are fewer vehicles on the road. We ask drivers to bear with us during these essential works."The work will cost £180,000 and will come from the Local Transport Plan maintenance/structures budget, which is funded from Central Government.* A MAIN route in Backwell was closed off on Tuesday while repairs were carried out to a damaged power cable. The police closed off Station Road after a power line started to sag when it became detached from a house.A spokesman from Western Power Distribution said: "The line had started to sag, but had not fallen into the road. Repairs were carried out on Tuesday morning."The road closure caused congestion in Backwell during the morning with drivers using Rodney Road and other diversions to get to Nailsea.

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