Dear all,You may have observed the contractor has been unable to complete some of the works proposed for this week.The small raised table between Moor Lane and Waverley Road junctions and all the speed cushions are incomplete. The material was supposed to be delivered at 9.30am but the first load of asphalt concrete turned up at 12.15pm. This is a combination of plant breakdown / quarry, impact on other regional deliveries and Friday traffic. One option was to extent the closure today up until the works were completed but due to an accident on the M5 presenting additional traffic on the A370 and no guarantee on material slot it was not progressed.North Somerset do not wish to prolong or promote any further closures, and so the Contractor will complete the above surfacing elements utilising portable temporary traffic lights between school hours next Monday and Tuesday. Any outstanding lining will be picked up later in the week.Works will continue most of the week on the footpaths under temporary lights to install tactile paving at mobility crossing points and where footpath resurfacing is scheduled. The traffic signals at Backwell shuttle will be installed and commissioned over the week with loop cutting programmed on the evening of Wednesday and Thursday from 7pm utilising temporary lights and stop/go boards.I can only apologise for the delays and thank you for bearing with me whilst the contractor completes the final works.The end is in sight.Best regards,James Dawson, Highway Engineer, North Somerset Council
The Parish Council have been trying to reduce speeding in Backwell and traffic calming measures (including a 20mph speed limit) are being installed into Station Road at present. In addition we have had a “Vehicle Activated Sign” in Rodney Road for a few weeks. On 28 August 2018 the sign was moved to Dark Lane where, as well as warning drivers, it will generate data on speeding both before and after the start of the school term. We expect the sign to be there for 2-3 weeks.
Information obtained from the sign and its possible location later in the year will be presented at the next Full Council Meeting.
Notification from Peter King from North Somerset Council, Development and Environment department.
Replacement of cats eyes on the A38 (South Bristol Link to Downside Road)
Works to install all cars eye from the South Bristol Link Roundabout to Downside Road will commence on Monday 30th July and are expected to take 3 nights to complete. The works will be completed under 2-way traffic management. Working hours for the site will be 19:00-05:00.
Drainage Repairs on Downside Road
Works to repair 2 damaged gullies on Downside Road will be completed under 2-way traffic lights over the weekend of the 4th/5th August (Working hours for the site will be during the day 8am-5pm).
Improvements to Backwell’s Station Road
A major £250,000 road safety and improvement scheme will start on Station Road, Backwell on Monday 30 July.
Programmed during the school holiday to minimise disruption, the scheme will include road resurfacing, safety improvements, new speed limits and traffic signal refurbishment.
The works are being carried out in conjunction with Backwell Parish Council to improve safety for pedestrians and motorists through the village including those travelling to and from nearby infant and secondary schools.
The new speed limits include a 20mph limit on a length of Station Road, and a 30mph limit on a length of Backwell Common which will be introduced in conjunction with speed cushions and raised tables.
New road markings and signs, improved bus stop access and informal crossing facilities will also be introduced.
The four-week scheme, which is due to be finished by Friday 24 August, will be completed between 8.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday starting on Monday 30 July. Temporary traffic lights will be used for the first and fourth weeks.
A road closure during the same working hours will be used for the two weeks beginning Monday 6 and Monday 13 August. The diversion route will be via Nailsea, Wraxall, Cambridge Batch and vice versa.
Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, North Somerset Council’s executive member with responsibility for roads said: “This is a major scheme that will improve road safety in Backwell as well as completing other highway improvements at the same time.
“We appreciate that the temporary road closure during working hours may cause some inconvenience but the long-term benefits to the local area will outweigh this.”
Find out what’s happening on North Somerset’s roads at www.n-somerset.gov.uk/roadworks