Bruton roadworks over holiday season

Somerset Council’s highways team is carrying out a raft of improvements to roads in and around Bruton this summer. The roadworks will commence on Monday 17 July and following completion of a series of schemes, will end on Sunday 27 August. The council say the aim is to minimise the length of disruption for residents, businesses and road users. The idea being to schedule all the works in one continuous series.

Bruton Town Council is working with Somerset Council to try and ensure this work will minimise disruption. Issues such as access to the library and surgery (especially for those with mobility issue) have been pointed out by the Town Council.

Somerset Council say the work should also ensure local roads are fit for purpose in the long-term.

It should also prevent the waste of money so often seen in these schemes. Where for instance one contractor resurfaces the road and a week later a utility company digs it up again.

Monday 17 July until Friday 4 August – The first scheme commences will see pedestrian safety improvements to the Coombe Street/High Street junction. There’ll also be some adjustments to pavement dimensions. Coombe Street will be closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so that this can be completed, while the High Street junction will be controlled by traffic signals.

Friday 21 July – Surface dressing works on Park Wall and Dropping Lane for one day only.

Monday 7 August to Wednesday 16 August – High Street will need to be closed from 9:30am to 5pm each day. Wales and West Utilities can connect a new gas main in the High Street. This will ensure continuity of supply to the area and is an essential upgrade. 

5pm on 16 August to 7am 19 August – The High Street will be closed 24/7 in this period so that the gas main works can be completed.

Thursday 17 August – Surface dressing on Brewham Road, and additionally on a section of the A359 Frome Road

Wednesday 23 August to Sunday 27 August – Resurfacing scheme on Patwell Street, which is a section of the B3081 in Bruton. The road will be closed between 6pm and 11:30pm each evening and will be open at all other times. 


  • So that’s Bruton, what about the road closure in Wanstrow 12th to 14th July, which will also effect Bruton residents. It seems road users(most of us probably ) have to surffer one disruption after another. Usually the intended diversions are so badly sign posted and/or mean high extra mileage. Very poor consultation with tax paying residents.

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