Charlton Road to close for up to 4 weeks

THE stretch of Charlton Road leading out of Keynsham is to close for up to four weeks from Monday June 10.

The full closure, for 24 hours a day, will affect the road from the edge of the town, near Parkhouse Lane, to the Woollard Lane junction.

In a letter to residents and businesses, Bath & North East Somerset Council says the work will last up to three weeks, dependent on the weather, but signs that have appeared on the route state it will last four weeks.

The council says a diversion route will be in place for traffic and advance notices placed along the route. There will be no through access via Queen Charlton, although bollards will be temporarily removed to allow access for properties near the closure.

The council, which is working in partnership with contractor Volker Highways, says restricted vehicle access for properties on the closed stretch will be maintained wherever possible and when site operations allow. Access will be controlled by traffic marshals.

But it warns: “Unfortunately, there will be times when access will not be possible, so please be prepared for delays, disruption and to make alternative arrangements before these works start.”

Bus operators have been informed and will re-route services where necessary.

The council says its waste teams will try to ensure collections are not disrupted, although there will be times when this is not possible.

The council says more information about the work is available by calling Council Connect on 01225 394041.