Press release

A36 safety scheme to start near Bath

A programme of surfacing repair work will start later this month to improve the safety of the A36 near Bath.

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The work, to resurface both northbound and southbound lanes of the A36 Warminster road between Church Lane, Monkton Combe and the Midford Lane/Church Lane junction at Limpley Stoke, will involve 16 night closures – Mondays to Fridays only – starting on Monday, 27 June.

The closures, between 9pm and 6am, are scheduled to be completed by the morning of Tuesday, 19 July, and during the overnight work, northbound traffic will be diverted from the A36 west of Warminster, along the A350 to Chippenham and A4 to Bath, with a mirrored diversion for southbound traffic.

Highways England project manager Maduabuchi Ani said:

The full closures will be in place to enable us to complete these essential repairs as quickly as possible, and the work is being restricted to weeknights only to keep disruption to a minimum.

We understand our work may cause some inconvenience, and during the closures, diversion routes will be clearly signposted, access will be maintained for residents and local businesses, and we advise all drivers to check our travel information channels and plan their journeys.

More information will be available from the Highways England website and via the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 21 June 2016