A Patchway road that has been riddled with potholes for years is to be closed for resurfacing for up to five days next week (w/c Monday 18th March).
South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) has announced that the stretch of Coniston Road between Rodway Road and Waterside Drive will be subject to “major maintenance works” that will involve the planing off of the existing surface of the carriageway to a depth of 50mm and the laying of a new surface.
The work will start at approximately 8am each morning and continue until approximately 4:30pm.
For the duration of the scheme, Coniston Road will be closed and a diversion route will be in place to enable the works to be carried out.
The council says that access to properties and amenities fronting the site will be available at all times and every effort will be made to keep the disruption to local residents to a minimum for the duration of the works.
Alternative routes will be signed for the duration of the works.
According to traffic regulation order notices posted in the area, the diversion route will be: Patchway Roundabout, B4057 Gloucester Road, A38 Gloucester Road, Hayes Way, Highwood Road, Coniston Road and vice versa.
News of the resurfacing will be welcomed by one Journal reader who commented on a recent news article about the closure of Highwood Road to general traffic:
“Has anybody got an off-road vehicle for sale? I need one as I use Coniston Road and my usual car is no longer suitable for that sort of terrain.”
Another section of Coniston Road, between Martins Close and Highwood Road, was resurfaced last June.
The January meeting of Patchway’s Safer and Stronger Community Group heard that SGC has plans for further resurfacing work during 2013/14 in Stroud Road (to complete), Lee Close and Amberley Road (footway only).
Photo: Closure of Coniston Road for resurfacing last June.