Seasonal halt to roadworks

Council roadworks will pause over Christmas under an embargo on planned works on major routes.

The embargo aims to help drivers during the Christmas and New Year period and came into force in Bath on 25 November in time for the busy Christmas Market. It begins on 1 December in Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Keynsham.

The restrictions run until 6 January and apply to all planned works that restrict traffic flows and pedestrians, except essential utility and emergency works.

Martin Shields, the council’s Corporate Director, said: “This is a busy time of year with lots of people preparing for the festive season and visiting family and friends, as well as being a very important time of year for the economy. We hope this embargo will allow residents and visitors to Bath and North East Somerset to have smooth journeys with the least disruption possible.”

Key city centre routes where planned roadworks have stopped include:

A4 Upper Bristol Rd, Newbridge Rd, London Rd, London Rd West, Bristol Rd (trunk road), etc.

A46 Gloucester Rd

A36 Warminster Rd, Claverton St, Rossiter Rd, Pulteney Rd, Sydney Place/Rd, Beckford Rd, Bathwick St, Lower Bristol Rd,

A367 Wells Rd, Wellsway, etc

A431 Bath Rd, Kelston Rd, Newbridge Hill

A3062 Prior Park Rd, Ralph Allen Drive, North Rd, Bradford Rd, Frome Rd

A39 Wells Rd, Bath Rd

A37

A363 Bradford Rd, Sally-In-The-Wood

Details of planned roadworks can always be found at www.roadworks.org and you can also follow us @BATHNESHighways and @bathnes on Twitter for notices and alerts