Roadworks return to Bruton

Somerset Council’s highways team are returning to Bruton next month. They will be resurfacing a section of the B3081, Station Road. the work was originally planned for the summer so that everything could be done in one hit.

It didn’t work out that way. Councillor Mike Rigby is Somerset Council’s Executive Lead Member for Transport and Digital. He explains: “This section of resurfacing was originally due to be carried during the summer but we had some challenges which impacted on that earlier scheme, so a decision was taken to stagger the remainder of the work and return at a later date. We hope that doing this essential resurfacing under an evening closure on weekdays reduces disruption on the network, but please ensure you plan ahead. Thanks to everyone in and around Bruton for their patience. ”

The preparatory work is due to start on Monday 16 October and will last until Friday 20 October. During this period the road will be closed between 6.30pm and 11.30pm each evening. The road will then be closed between 6.30pm and 11.30pm from Monday 23 October for three evenings so the resurfacing can be finished as safely and efficiently as possible.

The Highways team say that the road will be open 24/7 on weekends. It will also remain open outside the hours of closure on weekdays to minimise disruption as much as possible. Access for residents and businesses in the immediate area will be maintained throughout and a diversion will be in place.

The scheme is the final part of a comprehensive maintenance programme for the town.

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