Bath & North East Somerset Council is advising people to plan their journeys from 24th July for up to 12 weeks as Wellsway in Keynsham is closed to allow Wessex Water to build a new relief sewer.

A diversion route will be in place for the duration of the closure, which extends between the entrance to Rockhill Estate to its junction with Bath Road. The diversion route can be seen here.

The council said it has asked Wessex Water to time the works to coincide with the start of the school summer holidays, in order to to minimise disruption to the local traffic network.

Wessex Water is building a new relief sewer to address historical issues with flooding in the residential neighbourhood around Wellsway. You can find out more about the project here.

Councillor Manda Rigby, cabinet member for Transport said: “This project marks the start of Wessex Water’s significant investment into Keynsham that we hope will bring significant benefits to residents.

“We’re advising motorists to plan their journey to the area ahead of time as unfortunately there may be some delays to traffic, but efforts have been made to minimise the disruption, including carrying out the works over school holidays.”

Alex Aulds, Project Manager for Wessex Water said: “We have met with councils in both Keynsham and Saltford to better understand the impact this road closure will have and ensure the appropriate measures are in place to direct traffic on to the diversion route.

“We have also written to residents, schools and businesses locally to make them aware of the project and are working closely with Keynsham Cricket Club, near to the site of the project, to reduce the impact as much as possible.’’