Keynsham bypass resurfacing work to begin on September 25

September 15 2017

Three weeks of resurfacing work on the Keynsham bypass will get under way on September 25, Bath and North East Somerset Council has announced.

Three weeks of resurfacing work on the Keynsham bypass will get under way on September 25, Bath and North East Somerset Council has announced.

The work will affect the westbound carriageway from Broadmead roundabout to Hicks Gate roundabout and is the first stage of a programme of improvements to the route, which will continue next year.

Phase one of the works will see two kilometres of road and Broadmead roundabout resurfaced overnight, between 8pm and 6am, in a bid to minimise disruption. The project will also see barriers replaced and upgraded, new road markings and new traffic counter loops (sensors).

During the work overnight the bypass will remain open and manually operated temporary traffic signals will be installed on the approaches to Broadmead roundabout. 

There will also be two nights which will require the approach to Broadmead roundabout to be closed from Keynsham, during which a signed diversion route through the town will be in place.

The council says the bypass’s surface has reached the end of its life and, as a result, requires frequent costly repairs to maintain it, which cause disruption to motorists. 

Councillor Mark Shelford (Conservative, Lyncombe), the council’s Cabinet member for transport and highways, said: “We will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum while this essential work is carried out. Undertaking full resurfacing now will both help save us money in the long-term and reduce the need for future repair works.”

Phase two, planned for May/June 2018, will include bridge deck waterproofing and eastbound carriageway resurfacing, including Hicks Gate roundabout and its approaches from Bristol, Keynsham and the A4174 ring road. Further details of this phase of works will be available in the new year with updates at www.bathnes.gov.uk