Somerset Council’s highways team are resurfacing a section of the B3081 in Bruton next month.

The preparatory work is due to start on Monday 16 October and will last until Friday 20 October; the road will be closed between 6.30pm and 11.30pm each evening so this can be completed. The scheme is the final part of a comprehensive maintenance programme for the town.

The road will then be closed between 6.30pm and 11.30pm from Monday 23 October for three evenings so the resurfacing can be finished as safely and efficiently as possible.

The road will be open 24/7 on weekends, and it will remain open outside the hours of closure on weekdays to minimise disruption for road users as much as possible.

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

Thanks to everyone in and around Bruton for their patience. This section of resurfacing was originally due to be carried during the summer but we had some challenges which impacted on that earlier scheme, so a decision was taken to stagger the remainder of the work and return at a later date.

We hope that doing this essential resurfacing under an evening closure on weekdays reduces disruption on the network, but 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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September 29, 2023

Blake Jones

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