A MAJOR road improvement scheme is underway after upgrades were made in Radstock last year.

Work to resurface 92,000m2 of roads across Bath and North East Somerset has begun.

Bath and North East Somerset Council has set out its annual highway resurfacing programme for 2024/25 which will see 36 schemes undertaken this year. The full programme can be found on the council’s website.

The council has increased its investment into highway and footway maintenance this year, spending almost £9million in 2024/25, with £3.6million being spent on the annual resurfacing programme. Remaining funds will go towards improvements to footways, highway structures, street lighting, and drainage works.

The council will continue reactive repairs to road throughout the year, particularly after periods of heavy rainfall and flooding which the region has recently experienced. 

Issues with highways and footways can be reported online via FixMyStreet, with reports by residents helping the council repair hundreds of potholes each month, with 1,332 fixed in 2023.

Last year’s resurfacing saw the council complete 32 schemes, with more than 15km of highway resurfaced including Frome Road in Radstock, High Street in Chew Magna and Chelwood Roundabout. Footways across Bath and North East Somerset were also improved with 17 schemes completed. 

This year’s improvements should be completed by September, before colder and wetter weather makes resurfacing works more difficult.