West Hill improvement works to take place next week

An £800,000 highway scheme to improve West Hill in Portishead will take place next week.

The scheme will see a full programme of maintenance works, including carriageway resurfacing and footway and kerbing works, starting on 9 January for 31 days until Friday 17 February.

A diversion route will be in place during the six-phase schedule. Full details can be found on One Network website.

During phases one and three, there will be temporary two-way lights. Roads affected are Nore Road, Coombe Avenue, West Hill Gardens, Avon Way and Down Road.

Throughout the remaining phases daytime road closures will be in place between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

A night closure will be required towards the end of the scheme (16 to 17 February) so crews can work safely to carry out lining and drainage works. 

No works will be carried out during the weekends.

This investment in the highway asset will provide an improved, safer road surface for motorists and prolong the life of the road by protecting it from environmental damage. 
We appreciate that a night closure on a busy route will cause some inconvenience, but we carry out works overnight when traffic volumes are lower, to minimise disruption and avoid peak travel times.

Cllr Steve Hogg, North Somerset Council’s Executive Member for Transport and Highways

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Press release by North Somerset Council.