Work is programmed to start on Wednesday September 10 to resurface an 7.5 mile section of the A303 near Wincanton, leading to smoother journeys for drivers.
The work will take place overnight between 8pm and 6am from Monday evening until Saturday morning and will be carried out in two phases. No works will be undertaken on Saturday or Sunday evenings. Daytime lane closures will also be kept in place for the safety of the travelling public throughout the duration of the works including some weekends whilst the road surface hardens.
Highways Agency Project Sponsor, Paul Vosper said:
The resurfacing work is part of the Government’s commitment to maintaining England’s roads. It will ensure smoother journeys and maintain safety.
The work has been planned to minimise disruption, which is why it is being carried out overnight when traffic flows are lowest. But we advise drivers to plan their journeys and allow slightly extra time.
The east and westbound carriageways will need to be closed at different times while the resurfacing is being undertaken between Wincanton and Snag Farm.
During phase one of the works from the 10 September until the 9 October the eastbound carriageway will be closed and there will be a fully signed diversion between the Wincanton junction and Tinkers Hill via the A371 and B3081 from Wincanton via Bayford and Leigh to the Tinkers Hill Junction.
Phase two of the works will be undertaken on the westbound carriageway and three separate signed diversion routes will be in place at different times.
The first diversion will be between the Wincanton junction and Tinkers Hill via the A371 and B3081 from Wincanton via Bayford and Leigh to the Tinkers Hill Junction and be in operation from the 10 September until the 9 October.
The second diversion will be between the Tinkers Hill Junction and the junction at the A303 and B3092 from Mere via New Road, Zeals and Bourton and be in operation on the 26 September and the 3 October.
The third will be between the Wincanton Junction and Sparkford Roundabout from Wincanton to Sparkford via the A371 and the A359 and be in operation from the 10 October until the 21 October.
Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.
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