Somerset Council’s highways team is resurfacing a section of the A39 on Puriton Hill next week.

The resurfacing preparatory work is due to start on Monday 2 October and is expected to conclude on Tuesday 10 October. This roadworks will be managed by temporary traffic signals between 9:30am and 3:30pm each day between these dates; however, the road will be open as normal on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October.

The road will then be closed between Wednesday 11 October and Tuesday 24 October so that the resurfacing can be completed; but the hours will shift to a night closure. The road will be shut between 8pm and 7am each night – and while the road will be open at weekends, it will be necessary for traffic to run on a temporary surface.

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

It is vitally important that Puriton Hill is resurfaced now.

We apologise for some short-term disruption, but work is being phased over weekdays and then nights to try and mitigate this as much as possible. Please ensure you plan ahead.

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 Roadworks and travel information page.

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picture of road ahead closed and diversion signs

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September 29, 2023

Blake Jones

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