A street in Weston-super-Mare will be getting a road makeover next week when carriageway and pavement improvements get under way.
Alfred Street in the town will benefit from resurfacing work to the tune of £90,000. The works will include the resurfacing of the carriageway and a section of foot way and installing a raised bus platform between the junction with Hans Price Close and the Boulevard, there are also some gully covers which will be raised as part of the works.
Works are scheduled to start on Monday January 24 and last for three weeks, which will include some Sunday working.
The road will be closed during this period while the work is carried out. “We will try to make sure all premises can be reached during the work, but the nature of the improvements means it can be potentially hazardous so we may have to restrict access at times. Although this may mean some inconvenience the result of the work will be a much improved surface,” said Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, North Somerset Council’s deputy leader and executive member for highways.
The works will be carried out by Balfour Beatty on behalf of North Somerset Council. Bus services will be suspended for the duration of the works and alternative service arrangements made. Details of the alternate service will be posted on the affected bus stops.
Services 4, 4A, 7, 83 and 85 will operate on diversionary routes.
Route 4/4A: Services to South Rd will divert via Orchard St to Waterloo St. Services from South Rd will divert via Lower Church Rd, the Seafront and Oxford St.
Route 7: Services will operate via The Boulevard, Waterloo St, the Seafront, Oxford St, High St and Alexandra Parade.
Route 83: Services to Worlebury will divert via Orchard St to Waterloo St. Services from Worlebury will divert via Manor Rd, Milton Rd, Swiss Rd and Locking Rd.
Route 85: Services to the Town Centre will divert via Swiss Rd and Locking Rd. Services to St Georges will divert via High St, Oxford St, the Seafront, Waterloo St and Gerrard St.
For more information contact:
• First Bus: 08456 064 446
• Webberbus: 0800 096 3039
• North Somerset Council Public Transport Team: 01934 426 426 or www.n-somerset.gov.uk/busroadworks