Lane closures planned for essential maintenance

Bath & North East Somerset Council is advising A road users about a series of lane closures as essential maintenance works take place, including verge cutting, litter picking and gully cleansing.

A rolling programme of maintenance and cleansing works are taking place until the 24th of October and will affect the following highways:

  • A4 Keynsham Bypass
  • A4 Bath Road
  • A4 Bristol Road
  • A4174 Avon Ring Road
  • A37 Upper Bristol Road
  • A39 Bath Road

Works are also being carried out on several roundabouts including Hicks Gate, Chelwood and Broadmead.

Grass and verge cutting, gully cleansing, litter picking, street light maintenance and road sweeping will take place along each highway, with essential tree felling taking place at Newbridge Hill and Hicks Gate to remove trees infected with Ash Dieback disease.

All works will be carried out between 9:15am and 4pm to reduce disruption. All road users will still be able to journey along the affected highways as works are being carried out under single lane closures, avoiding full road closures, and no work will be done over the weekend to further minimise disruption.

Several teams from across the council are coordinating their activities to reduce disruption to all road users, however Bath & North East Somerset Council is advising people plan their journeys as lane closures may cause delays.

Councillor Manda Rigby, cabinet member for Transport said: “Coordinating these activities and carrying them out at the same time reduces disruption and keeps everyone moving on our busy A roads. Thank you for your patience while this essential highway maintenance occurs.”

You can find more information and view street cleaning, grass cutting and gully cleansing schedules on the council’s website:

Press release by Bath and North East Somerset Council