Somerset Council’s highways team is carrying out stud removal on a section of the A39 between Nether Stowey and Cannington Road this week.

The work is due to start on Tuesday 13 June and will last for three nights. The road will need to be closed for several hours between 8pm and 6am each night so that the work can be delivered. This is to ensure the safety of the travelling public and the workforce.

The work may be completed sooner, but as stud removal is dependent on good weather the closure is for three nights to be safe. The road will remain open in the daytime to minimise disruption. HGVs are being permitted through in intervals during the hours of the closure.

Councillor Mike Rigby, Somerset Council’s Executive Lead Member for Transport and Digital said: “Stud removal helps us prepare for surface dressing; a critical part of our annual summer programme.

“Thank you for your patience, should you experience any short-term disruption.”

Pedestrian access for residents and businesses in the immediate area will be maintained throughout and a diversion will be in place. The team does request that no vehicles are parked on the road during the works.

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June 13, 2023

Blake Jones

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