Resurfacing plans for Winterbourne roads

May 31 2022
Resurfacing plans for Winterbourne roads

SEVEN roads in Winterbourne are set to be resurfaced this year.

Bradstone Road (pictured above), England’s Crescent, Gazzard Road, Lewton Lane, Saint Michael’s Close, Salem Road and Starbarn Road have been included in a £1.2 million programme of spending on roads and footpaths, announced by South Gloucestershire Council's cabinet in addition to £10m of transport infrastructure updates and maintenance announced earlier this year.

Winterbourne ward councillors Trevor Jones and Nic Labuschagne said: "Having campaigned for more investment in local roads for some time, we are pleased to see the council has listened, with this latest investment set to see more than half a dozen resurfaced in Winterbourne.

"We will continue to campaign for more resurfacing works locally."

Council cabinet member for strategic infrastructure Steve Reade, who announced the spending, said: "It is important to us that residents can look out their front door and be proud to call South Gloucestershire home, and it is great we are in this position where we can make further improvements that benefit people whether they are driving, walking, cycling or taking public transport."

The council has recently annoucned that Perrinpit Road in Frampton Cotterell will be closed for more than two months for essential drainage works to be carried out.

The work is due to start on June 6 and it is anticipated that it could take up to 75 days to complete. The council's Streetcare department said the road will be closed around the clock for the duration of the scheme.

Announcing the closure via social media, it said: "There are a large number of damaged drainage pipes that will need to be replaced, which will involve digging a sizeable hole in the road and removing the damaged pipes and then laying a new pipe in its place.

"A signed diversion will be in place for the duration of the work, but residents will still have access.

"We thank you for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience caused."

Repairs on Court Farm Bridleway Bridge, across the River Frome close to St Michael’s church on Church Lane, Winterbourne, started on May 16 and were due to last for up to six weeks.

Elsewhere in the district council contractors may have to replace newly-laid road surfaces after pieces of the asphalt started to come off.

The council says it is "aware there are problems with the quality of the road surfaces laid at 21 sites" around the district.

Affected roads include Bredon, Littledean and Lyndale Road in Yate, Lilliput Avenue in Chipping Sodbury and others in Kingswood, Pucklechurch, Mangotsfield, Filton, Thornbury and Charfield.

The council said: "The Micro Asphalt surfacing mix used by our contractors would appear to be defective and we are working with them to find out the cause and take action as soon as we can.

"Many of the sites completed have some visual defects and the new surface is starting to strip off and in some cases form holes.

"The council wasn't involved with sourcing this material."