Road repairs 'not up to standard'

PUBLISHED: 06:06 07 July 2014

M5 Junction 21 approaches.

M5 Junction 21 approaches.

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ESSENTIAL repair work will be carried out around junction 21 because recent roadworks 'were not up to standard'.

Contractors spent about nine months carrying out the £15millon Weston Package travel improvements scheme, with it being completed at the end of last year.

But North Somerset Council has called Costain back to repair some of the road surface after its officers raised concerns about the road suface during an inspection.

Night-time road closures will be necessary over the next week to carry out the work.

On Tuesday and July 10, the western half of the M5 junction will be shut – meaning there will be no access to the north exit or entry sliproads.

On Wednesday the other half will be shut stopping motorists from using the southbound exit or entry sliproads.

The closures will start at 8pm each day and the roads will be fully open by 6am.

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, executive member for transport, apologised to motorists in advance for the disruption.

The repairs will be carried out at Costain’s expense.

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