A4 roadworks planned for summer 2024: Expect delays 24 July to 30 August - Saltford Parish Council

(Updated 16 July 2024)

B&NES Council has informed Saltford Parish Council in advance about significant roadworks planned on the A4 in or near Saltford (A4 Bristol Road) which are likely to cause delays this summer.

These are a continuation of essential gas mains upgrade works as already seen earlier this year, and will take place on the A4 between the Globe Roundabout and Uplands Rd, Saltford.

Information for all planned roadworks is available on the One.Network website, see https://one.network/?GB138361555 for these specific works (as shown in image below).

B&NES Council has shared that this is one of two sets of upcoming works which will affect the A4 Bristol Road this summer. Significantly for Saltford residents, these include the section of A4 between the Globe roundabout (near Corston) towards Uplands Road (Saltford) due to works carried out by Wales and West Utilities, plus roadworks on the A36 Lower Bristol Road outside the old Dick Lovett site in Bath.

The Wales and West Utilities roadworks on the A4 Bristol Road in or near Saltford will be carried out using two-way traffic signals, which are set to start and run from 24 July to 30 August.

B&NES Council anticipates that there will be delays throughout the period of works due to the level of traffic that this section of highway receives. B&NES Council has stated that it is crucial the work goes ahead this year (during the school holidays to help minimise disruption) to maintain the schedule.

SPC has been informed that the A4 Bristol road works in or near Saltford by Wales and West Utilities have been planned for over a year and involve ongoing gas mains replacement. These are further to essential works that have already taken place at or near the same location earlier in 2024 (as shared at the time by SPC – April 2024 roadworks article here, and an article from January 2024 available here).

Wales and West Utilities / B&NES Council have displayed warning signage for awareness in advance of, and during, the works. SPC has been informed that letters will also be shared with residents more immediately impacted by the works, and B&NES Council will also share information on its X (formerly Twitter) account at https://x.com/BATHNESHighways

If you require more information at this stage about the A4 Bristol Road works this summer, the following contact details are on display for the One.Network entry for these works:

CONTACT WALES & WEST UTILITIES – We’re ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. Call freephone 0800 912 2999, or contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or Facebook.com/wwutilities. A journalist with questions about this work? Call our Press Office 0800 944 1000.

SPC appreciates B&NES Council sharing with the Parish Council in advance the planned Wales and West Utilities works on the A4 this summer and awaits further details in due course. SPC will look to share any information received either on its website under ‘News‘ or on its Facebook and X accounts. Residents are encouraged to follow B&NES on X, and Saltford Parish Council on Facebook and X to stay up to date.

Saltford Parish Council is not consulted on roadworks on the highways network. B&NES Council is the Highways Authority for the Saltford area. SPC does however aim to share information with residents wherever possible on planned roadworks that may be significantly disruptive, either via website articles for major works and via social media for more temporary works. All SPC’s eleven Councillors are residents too, and understand the impact that roadworks can have on the area, especially those that take place on the A4 in or near the village.

Image above taken from the One.Network website, zoomed out compared to the image at the top of the page to show proximity of works to Saltford

Following the conclusion of this major works programme, SPC hopes that A4 Bristol Road resurfacing works as planned by B&NES Council between The Crown and Uplands Road in Saltford will take place in the future, having been cancelled earlier this year due to the need for Wales and West Utilities to carry out these major works on the A4.

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