Larkhall facing road closure

It’s good news and bad for residents in Bath’s Larkhall district.

The good news is that St Saviour’s Road – the main arterial route through this district – is going to be resurfaced.

That’s from its junction with the A4 London Road to a point 30 metres north of Larkhall Square.

The surface of St Saviour’s Road into Larkhall, Bath.

The road is in a terrible state and it’s great to hear they are going to remedy that.

The bad news is that a temporary road closure – and suspended parking – will have to be introduced while the work is done – starting from August the 8th.

The public notice states:

‘This order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road to facilitate resurfacing works in the carriageway by Bath and North East Somerset Council and will be operative on 8th August 2016 for a maximum period of six months.’

However, the road will only be restricted as and when traffic signs are in position and may not be effected for the whole of the period but only for so long as is necessary to execute the works. This is anticipated to be for two weeks.

The suggested alternative route is:

Claremont Road, Bay Tree Road, Hawarden Terrace, Salisbury Road.

Worcester Buildings, Avondale Buildings, Charlcombe Lane, Hill View Road, Valley View Road, Deadmill Lane, Ferndale Road, C23 Gloucester Road, A4 London Road West, A4 London Road.

That’s an increase in traffic for those of us living on the alternative route suggested – but worth it for a big improvement on the main route through the ‘village’.