North Parade in Bath opened to traffic Thursday afternoon, October 27.
Bath & North East Somerset Council’s contractor has worked seven days a week in order to complete this work two days ahead of schedule.
Final surfacing of the road will take place on Wednesday night / early Thursday morning, which will mean a full closure, with no road access to premises off North Parade. The Council is contacting those affected, including the Leisure Centre and Cricket Club.
Councillor Anthony Clarke (Conservative, Lansdown), Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “The carriageway and drainage on North Parade, which had reached the end of their life, have now been completely reconstructed – this is an important piece of work to futureproof this part of the city. I’d like to thank the team that has worked so hard to complete this ahead of schedule, allowing the road to be fully open before the weekend. I’d also like to thank residents and all road users for their patience and understanding during these essential roadworks.”
The Council split the work into several phases to maintain access to destinations on North Parade Road, including the Leisure Centre, while the road was closed. The Council also put in place additional traffic management during the works to ensure the smooth running of a number of major events, including Bath Rugby games and a Level 42 concert at the Pavilion.