Driven around the bend? Further road closures announced

By Jessica Bateman   |   Reporter   |
Friday 5th August 2022 10:28 am
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In order to prevent obstruction during the Outfield festival, notice has been given by the council to temporarily close Withies Lane, in Midsomer Norton, from the junction with Redfield Road/Steam Mills, extending in a south-easterly direction, to its point outside Midsomer Norton Cricket Club. This closure will be operative from 18:00hrs on Friday, 26th, August 2022, until 18:00hrs on Monday, 29th, August, 2022. There will be no alternative route provided.

There will be another road closure enacted by the council, on Tuesday, 30th, August, 2022, for the length of Locksbrook Road, Bath. It will be outside a building known as ‘Horstman Defence Systems,’ for fifty metres. This is due to Telecom works, by ‘LTS Traffic Management,’ and will last 6 days. The alternative road provided, will be Locksbrook Road – Station Road – A4 Newbridge Road – A4 Upper Bristol Road – Locksbrook Road – and vice versa.

On Monday, 10th, October, Greenhill Road, Midsomer Norton, will be closed from its junction with Monger Lane, for its entire length. In order to lay duct/fibre optic cable for ultrafast broadband, on behalf of ‘Truespeed Communications.’ The work is anticipated for three weeks, and the way around leads to a dead-end road.

Three of the next predicted closures are being held on Thursday, 24th, October. One on Bath road, Paulton, outside a property known as ‘Barnlea’ extending to its point outside ‘New Barn Farm’. This order is required, because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road for drainage works, by Bath and North East Somerset Council for 6 months. The suggested route is Bath Road – Radford Hill – Paulto’ Hill – Britten’s Hill – Bath Road - and vice versa.

The second on Thursday, 24th, October, is at Rackvernal Road in Midsomer Norton, lasting 7 days. This order is required because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road, to excavate the highway to lay duct, and fibre optic cable, for an ultrafast broadband network by ‘Truespeed Communications’. The alternative route is a dead-end road.

Thirdly, on the same date, High Littleton on the A39 will experience suspension of parking, as well as closure. This order is required, because works are being or are proposed to be executed on or near the road, to resurface the carriageway as part of zebra crossing construction, by Bath and North East Somerset Council. The work will take 7 nights. Other access can be achieved by the A39 – A368 – A37.

Lastly, Boxbury hill, in Paulton will be shut from outside property know as ‘Boxbury Ridge,’ extending to the bollards at the end of the cul-de-sac, leading to Phillis Hill. This is again, for an ultrafast broadband network by ‘Truespeed Communications,’ on the 14th, November, 2022, for a maximum period of 7 days. The way around, will also lead to a dead-end road.

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