This section of the A4 between Broadmead and Hicks Gate roundabout has reached the end of its life, requiring frequent maintenance intervention.
In autumn 2017, with support from a Challenge Fund grant, we undertook the first phase of a project to resurface the whole bypass and both roundabouts. This first phase, which included Broadmead roundabout and two kilometres of westbound carriageway, was prioritised in order to prevent serious deterioration of the surface over the winter.
We will now be starting the second phase in early May and is expected to continue until July. The entire project will incorporate resurfacing of Hicks Gate roundabout and the east-bound dual carriageway, bridge deck waterproofing on the A4 & A4174 and parapet barrier refurbishment. Some street lighting and pedestrian crossing equipment will also be replaced. Overnight works start at Hicks Gate on Tuesday 8 May, from 7pm to 7am.
The project will substantially improve the road surface, reducing disruption from unplanned future maintenance and less road noise for residents living nearby.
While we will aim to keep the road open, the increased scope of works means that some full time lane closures will be unavoidable during key activities. There are currently lane closures on the bypass section with a contraflow to enable resurfacing. Overnight resurfacing at Hicks Gate roundabout will require a full road closure of Durley Hill from 8pm to 6am on Monday 4 June, Tuesday 5 June, and Wednesday 6 June. Please check back here for updates or follow the Council’s twitter feed for alerts.