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Council to resurface three highways in one day

Date published: 2022-07-07 | Category: Transport and Roads, roadworks, Delivering for local residents

Layer of adhesive and chippings on road

Three sections of highway will receive surface treatments by Bath & North East Somerset Council on the same day to minimise disruption to local traffic networks. 

Sections of highway at B3116 Wellsway (Keynsham), A3062 Claverton Down Road (Bath) and A368 Bath Road (West Harptree) will receive the treatment. Residents and businesses have been notified.

Surface treatments are a less intrusive method of road maintenance that aim to quickly treat a road surface by adding another layer of chippings to seal and protect the road. This layer will also add texture to the road which makes them safer for motorists. 

This effective method is a less intrusive and more cost-effective way to extend the lifespan of a highway without carrying out major resurfacing works.

In total, almost 40,000m2 of highway will be resurfaced as part of the scheme, which would be roughly equal to the size of six football pitches.

The council is expecting minimal disruption as the roads will only need to be closed for up to three hours to complete the works before being reopened, and preparation work like the filling of any potholes, has already taken place. 

The surface treatment works will take place today, Thursday 7 July and will be carried out under full road closures at each site. A follow up treatment will also be applied towards the end of July.

Councillor David Wood, cabinet member for Neighbourhood Services said:

“We always look to cause as little disruption as possible when carry out essential works to the road network here in B&NES. We hope that by completing all three sites in the same day we’ll reduce any disturbances for residents and motorists.

“This treatment will help prevent any major works being needed on these roads for quite some time."

Diversion routes will be in place for traffic and advanced notices positioned along the route to warn drivers of the road closures.