A new service to make people aware of upcoming roadworks – and be warned about potential disruption – is being introduced by Bath & North East Somerset Council
The authority says it is responsible for the maintenance of some 1150km of adopted highway within its boundaries as well as developing the network to improve safety, accessibility, and ease congestion. In addition it has to accommodate works by utility companies.
To help make communities and road users more aware of potential disruption the council is issuing updated fortnightly lists of scheduled works.
You can also follow us @BATHNESHighways and @bathnes on twitter for notices and alerts or visit www.roadworks.org to see details of planned works near you.
Councillor Joanna Wright, joint cabinet member for Transport, said: “We know roadworks can cause disruption but are necessary for the maintenance of the network as well as for essential utility works to be carried out and we thank you for your patience when these are under way.
“We want to ensure that people know about the works in time and details of planned roadworks can always be found at www.roadworks.org
“To inform people further, a new fortnightly list will highlight the more significant schemes that will impact on road users. I am also encouraging people to follow @BATHNESHighways on twitter for notices and alerts about roadworks.
“If more people are aware of planned works they can organise their trips to try and avoid unnecessary congestion, or chose to walk, cycle or use the bus instead which helps improve air quality, is better for the environment and eases the pressure on our road network.”
Please note that information on third-party works is provided by outside sources and reproduced here to the best of our knowledge.
|Lansdown Road, Bath||27 August to 20 September||Pedestrian crossing point
Multi-way traffic signals (off peak) will be in place for installation of pedestrian crossing at development site
|A367 Westfield (Radstock)||28 August until 10 September||Network cabling
Temporary two way signals will be in
|Bathwick Hill, Bath||2 September to 13 September||Water works
Temporary two way signals will be in place for Wessex Water repairs
|A368 Chelwood||3 September to 5 September||Replacing overhead power lines
A full road closure will be in place for three days while Western Power Distribution carry out work to replace overhead cables
|Waterloo Road/Tyning Hill Radstock||9 September to 16 September||Carriageway resurfacing
A road closure will be in place from 9am to 4pm each day to carry out essential carriageway resurfacing
|A367 Wellsway||9 September to 11 September||Network cabling
Temporary two way signals will be in place while Truespeed carry out cable works