Part of the A37 at Pensford has had to be closed between Bristol and the A368 Chelwood roundabout to allow for essential maintenance work following a landslip on private land to the side of the road.
The condition of four trees on the private land has deteriorated to such a point that they have begun to lean into the carriageway and therefore need to be felled and removed to ensure the safety of road users. Part of the bank has started slipping towards the road this morning (20 April) so the surrounding road has had to be closed for safety reasons.
The work, which is being carried out by a contractor on behalf of the landowner, means that the A37 Pensford New Road will need to be closed for safety reasons between Bristol and the A368 Chelwood roundabout. It is hoped that the essential work may be completed by the end of tomorrow, however the road may remain closed on Sunday 22 April too, if necessary.
The contractor has put in place a diversion route which goes from the A368 to the A39, then on to the A4, before returning to the A37. Road users are advised to follow the signed diversion route.