Improvements to North End Road, Yatton begin

2:07pm - 26 August 2021

A £250,000 council scheme to improve the B3133 North End Road in Yatton begins on Monday 6 September.

The work will be carried out in three phases to minimise disruption.

North Somerset Council is working with housing association and house-builder Curo on the first and last phase of the scheme.

The council will be carrying out work during the first phase while Curo close the road to install a sewer connection into the new housing development at Eaton Park and construct a toucan crossing.

The council works will include:

•    Clearing the overgrown vegetation and detritus to claim back overgrown footpaths and where required, resurface the footpaths. •    Replacing damaged kerbs and ironworks throughout the site •    Repairing any damaged sections of footway •    Cleansing the highway drainage system  •    Installing a tactile crossing point near the rugby club. •    Sign cleaning and repairs as necessary.

Once the council has finished its work by Sunday 19 September, Curo will complete the sewer connection works using temporary traffic lights for three weeks. The council will then return on Monday 11 October for phase three which involves a five night (8pm to 6am) road closure to resurface the road and finalise the toucan crossing.

Cllr Mike Solomon, North Somerset Council's executive member with responsibility for roads said the aim of the project was to minimise disruption by carrying out as much work as possible during the road closure.

"The joint closure will allow the noisier elements of the work to be completed during the day to minimise disruption to residents. It also means the road only has to be closed once during the scheme. We would urge people to be patient while these essential works are completed.

"We have worked hard with Curo to share road space and reduce the amount of time we are working on the road as a result."

Cllr Steve Bridger, North Somerset Council's ward member for Yatton added: “I’m grateful for the collaborative way council officers, Curo and the respective contractors have worked together to benefit residents. 

"In addition to the new light-controlled toucan crossing for pedestrians and cyclists and the resurfacing of the main road, I’m especially pleased that we’ll be claiming back lost width to the footpaths at North End. This will make a significant difference and will complement the substantial package of improvements for pedestrians we’re finalising for Yatton High Street.”

A diversion route will be in place.

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