Notice of Making – Station Road Backwell

Dear All,
Please find attached notice of making relating to recently installed traffic regulation orders in the Station Road area, Backwell.
The new speed limits will come into full operation from Monday 15th October. It has been installed in association with traffic calming features in conjunction with wider highway improvement works over the Summer (encompassing carriageway resurfacing, civils, lining and signing and traffic signal refurbishment works at Backwell Shuttle).
Should you have any comments please feel free to contact me.
With thanks and kind regards,
James Dawson BSc MIHE
Highway Engineer
Development & Environment
North Somerset Council
Tel: 01934 42 6278
Fax: 01934 42 6884
Post: Castlewood, Tickenham Road, Clevedon, BS21 6FW

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Public Notice – Final Notice St Nicholas Way, Backwell

Dear all,

Please find attached the final notice for the temporary road closure of St Nicholas Way, Backwell (Brockley)

Many thanks,

Linda Ruffles

Streetworks Enforcement Officer
Highways and Transport
Development and Environment
North Somerset Council

Tel: 01934 888802
Fax: 01934 427567

Direct Line: 01275 884063

Office: Castlewood, Tickenham Road, Clevedon,  BS21 6FW (Sat Nav use: BS21 6AB)
Post: Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1UJ

Public Notice re St Nicholas Way Backwell (pdf)

Update on Station Road, Backwell

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.

Station Road Update: 24 Aug 2018

Dear all,
Another Friday evening update.
I really do appreciate you bearing with us whilst we complete the works. It has been a bit of a headache this week in terms of access due to the nature of the works and narrowness of the road. I have received a lot of queries and I am doing my best to relay the information I get from our Contractor.
Please find below details for the coming week under the road closure.
Mon (27th Aug) – No works Bank Holiday
Tues (28th) – Carriageway resurfacing along Station Road between The A370 – The Crescent
Wed/Thur (29th/30th) – Resurfacing of all bellmouths along Station Road (Station Close/Moor Lane/Waverley Road/Amberlands Close/Backwell Common/Westfield Road/The Crescent/Meadow Close/Embercourt Drive)
Wed/Thur (29th/30th) – Construction of 3no. speed tables at Waverley Road/Moor Lane and Embercourt Drive
Fri (31st) – Construction of 14no. speed cushions and refresh all road markings
Thur/Fri (30th/31st) – Cleaning out all the gullies
Trenching and ducting for the traffic signals near the railway bridge, adjusting kerbs, laying tactiles at drop crossings, replacing ironwork, installing posts and signs for the 20mph (Tue 28th Aug – Fri 7th Sept – the first week in September will be back to temporary traffic lights).
I appreciate the works may cause some inconvenience. We want to do a thorough job, which will hopefully mean not returning for 10+ years.
The programme is tight but the contractor has assured us they will do their upmost to complete all necessary works within the remaining programme.
As always if you have any queries, the Traffic Marshals on-site will have the most up-to-date information on the exact whereabouts of the contractor each day and best points of access.
I will endeavour to update you all again next week.
Enjoy the long weekend – it has been a long week.
Kind regards,
James Dawson
Highway Engineer
Engineering and Design
Development & Environment