Major improvements to the A370

A £395,000 scheme to improve the A370 between Junction 21 (M5) and Congresbury will begin on Tuesday (1 September).

The work, which will be carried out using a night-time road closure between 8pm and 6am, will involve patching of the carriageway and footways, replacing damaged signs and fixing damaged ironworks.

The aim is to prepare the structure of the road for extensive surface dressing next year.

In order to minimise disruption, the work will be carried out in the following three phases:

  • Phase One – Tuesday 1 September to Thursday 3 September – M5 junction 21 to Wick Road
  • Phase Two – Friday 4 September to Tuesday 8 September – Wick Road to Puxton Lane
  • Phase Three – Wednesday 9 September to Friday 11 September – Puxton Lane to Old Weston Road.

No work will be completed on Saturday or Sunday (5/6 September).

A signed diversion route will be in place.

Cllr James Tonkin, North Somerset Council’s executive member with responsibility for roads said this was an important scheme that would help prolong the life of the road.

The A370 is a very busy route which receives considerable wear on a daily basis. These works will prepare the structure of the route ahead of surface dressing next year.

There will be disruption but we would urge people to be patient as the long-term benefits will out weight the short-term inconvenience.

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Press release by North Somerset Council.