Roadwork plans revealed for Frome Valley area
WORK to tackle flooding problems and poor surfaces on roads in the Frome Valley area is due to get underway in the coming months.
South Gloucestershire Council will carry out work near the junction of Perrinpit Road and Old Gloucester Road, Frampton Cotterell as part of a £3.7 million flood resilience programme.
The scheme is also due to tackle flooding problems on Yate Road in Iron Acton, The Downs in Wickwar and Stover Road, Yate, at the Frome bridge.
Resurfacing schemes are also due to be carried out in the area over the next 12 months, the biggest of which will see around £740,000 spent on in resurfacing roads and paths in Winterbourne, including the High Street, Swan Lane, Stone Lane and Bristol Road.
Almost £240,000 will go towards resurfacing work in Frampton Cotterell, including resurfacing Westerleigh Road and Bristol Road and improving footpaths on Badminton Road and Church Road.
Charfield will also see more than £250,000 spent on resurfacing Avon Road, Berkeley Close, Orchard Close, Underhill Road and Manor Lane.
An investigation into traffic safety at Damson Bridge in Winterbourne is due to be carried out.
In Yate, resurfacing will take place on Goose Green, while in Chipping Sodbury, bridge strengthening works will be carried out at the Swan Inn Bridge.
The flood resilience work is being carried out after the council was awarded £3.2m from the Department for Transport Local Highway Maintenance Challenge Fund scheme. The council will spend a further £500,000 to the scheme from its own budget, which will see a total of £8.75m spent on road maintenance and infrastructure improvements.
The roads included in the scheme have been identified as having an issue with flooding during extreme weather.
The first one where work will be carried out is Bristol Road in Frenchay, used by many commuters from the Winterbourne area to reach Bristol.
Work to replace drainage pipes started on March 22 and from April 6 a combination of temporary traffic lights and complete closures were due to take place, with signed diversions in operation.
Bus routes along the road will be diverted, with passengers advised to check the Travelwest website for updates.
Winterbourne ward councillors Nic Labuschagne and Trevor Jones welcomed the work planned for the area.
They said: “It is fantastic to see several important roads in our community will get the funding for the maintenance they need to keep them to a high standard and it is great to see the Council will be investigating safety improvements around Damson Bridge, following our representations on behalf of residents.”
South Gloucestershire is also set to see £2.82m of a £2.5 billion government Potholes Fund to make repairs.