Overnight road resurfacing work to go ahead in centre of Downend

May 26 2020
Overnight road resurfacing work to go ahead in centre of Downend

PEOPLE living near Downend’s high street area are being warned to prepare for a “significant amount of noise” as resurfacing work takes place overnight next month.

Work to remove the existing road surface and replace it is due to take place from June 9 to 26, between 8pm and 6am.

The areas of Downend Road, North Street and Badminton Road in front of the shops, shown in the map above, will be closed while the work is being carried out, with traffic being diverted onto nearby roads.

The area to be resurfaced runs from the Chestnut Road junction with Downend Road to the Cleeve Hill traffic lights on Badminton Road, including the mini roundabout at the junction of Downend Road, North Street and Badminton Road.

Residents are being warned that, while the council will “make every effort” to ensure that people whose only access is via the closed roads can access their homes by car, this may not always be possible.

People are also being asked to ensure that cars are not parked on the affected areas of road while the works are underway.

A letter sent to people living near the roadworks area from the council’s Street Care department said: “These works will create a significant amount of noise.”

Residents were told the letter was being sent to give “a reasonable amount of time to make any arrangements you feel necessary whilst these works are being carried out”.

The council added: “South Gloucestershire Council apologises for any inconvenience caused by these essential works”.

The Voice reported in March that the resurfacing scheme had been approved, at a cost of just under £97,000.