A MAJOR scheme to repair drains and resurface a key Somerset route is set to take place this month – and will see the stretch closed for up to FIVE DAYS.
The A361 at Bere Lane, Glastonbury, is showing signs of deterioration with numerous cracks and potholes on the carriageway – problems the works will address.
The scheme combines drainage work and resurfacing to reduce the frequency of closures in the area and minimise disruption.
Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s cabinet member for highways, said: “These improvements to Bere Lane are vitally important for residents and other road users in the area.
“We’ve planned the work for a quieter time of year and are doing what we can to minimise disruption but we appreciate it’s still a busy road and encourage people to plan ahead.”
The scheme will include minor repairs to the existing drainage systems, kerb repairs and other improvements over the stretch of road, before resurfacing in the second phase.
The two-week scheme will be split into phases: Week 1 (August 3-7): road will be closed for 24 hours a day during the drainage repair phase.
Week 2 (August 10-16): It will be necessary to fully close the road between 7.30am and 6pm during the resurfacing phase.
Access to households and businesses within Bere Lane, Fishers Hill and Street Road will be maintained where possible and teams will work closely with those affected by the works, a council spokesperson said.
“Deliveries and access will be accommodated by liaison with on-site operational staff. Every effort will be made to keep the duration of the works to a minimum and pedestrian access will be maintained.
“During the road closure a suggested diversion route will be clearly signposted on site or can be found at www.travelsomerset.co.uk/roadworks.”