Workmen repair road in Highbridge... just days after it's resurfaced
days after major roadworks finished in Highbridge's Church Street,
the county council's contractors shut the road again on Tuesday
(May 29th) to make fresh repairs to the newly-laid road surface.
faced new temporary closures, as pictured here, after it emerged
that too much bitumen had been added to the new road surface,
making it slippery to vehicles.
County Council spokeswoman Julia Farrar confirmed to Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"Following the resurfacing of Church Street there has been
concern that too much bitumen was sitting on the surface of the
contractors have today therefore bought in a specialist machine,
at their own cost, to remove the excess bitumen and improve skid
resistance on the road. The work went well and further testing
will take place to ensure the works have been successful."
week, eight days of work to resurface the road were completed.
The road led to a now-infamous 47
mile diversion route across Somerset being put in place.