Portbury Hundred A369 to close overnight for pothole repairs

Stock image of a road closed sign
The Portbury Hundred will be closed overnight for pot hole repairs (file image) -Credit:Reach Plc

The main route out of Portishead to the M5 will close overnight for "essential" pothole and gully repairs. The Portbury Hundred A369 will shut for the entire length of the road, from the M5 to its junction with Sheepway.

The road will close between 8pm on Monday, May 13 until 6am the following morning. The works will be carried out by North Somerset Council's maintenance contractor North Somerset Environment Company (NSEC).

The council has urged drivers to be patient and described the works as "urgent". It has warned that some disruption to journeys is likely while the road is closed.

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Cllr Hannah Young, North Somerset Council's executive member with responsibility for roads said: "The Portbury Hundreds receives a huge amount of wear and tear every day and is in need of urgent treatment to fix potholes. We appreciate that this will cause some disruption but we would ask people to be patient while these essential works are completed.

"I completely recognise the frustrations of our residents with the condition of our roads which is a country-wide problem. Last year the council allocated an additional £2.5m in local funds for road maintenance to the £7.5m we received direct from government for this purpose, while almost half of local authorities are cutting or freezing these budgets.

"Our new highway contracts will enable us to make that money go further – but that’s against the backdrop of a £16bn national gap in funding that is needed to bring our roads back into an effective condition."

For more information visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/roadworks