Somerset Council’s highways teams are carrying out some drainage repair work on the B3222 next month ahead of the oncoming winter.

The team repaired some drains in the area earlier in the year, but this second phase of work will repair some damaged drainage on the B3222 in Exebridge up to the junction with Riphay Cross.

The work is due to start on Monday 11 September and the road will need to be closed between 9am and 3pm on weekdays until Friday 20 October so the scheme can be completed. Temporary traffic signals will be in use outside the hours of closure.

Emergency vehicles will always have access through, while LGVs and caravans will have access while the temporary signals are in operation. While the closure is in place, LGVs and caravans have two windows to be escorted through the site: between 11am-11:30am and 1pm-1:30pm respectively.

School transport remains unaffected due to the planned hours of closure, which were implemented with causing as little disruption as possible in mind.

Councillor Mike Rigby, Somerset Council’s Executive Lead Member for Transport and Digital said:

The second phase of this drainage repair scheme on the B3222 being completed will be of great long-term benefit to the road, and all road users in the area.

The scheme has been designed to minimise disruption where possible, but we appreciate that there will be some short-term delays so thanks in advance for your patience.

Access for residents and businesses in the immediate area will be maintained throughout and a diversion will be in place, with full details available nearer the time on the Council’s Roadworks and travel information webpage.

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If you spot a problem on the road you can report it quickly and easily via the Council’s Report a problem on the road page.

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August 18, 2023

Blake Jones

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