People are being advised of roadworks and traffic diversions in Keynsham as the next phase of work gets under way on the construction of the new state-of-the art waste and recycling centre.
From 6th June there will be a period of up to six months when essential road and utility works will be carried out as part of the construction of the multi-million-pound Keynsham Recycling Hub.
From time to time, there will be closures, partial closures and diversions in place along Pixash Lane from the junction with the A4 Bath Road to the junction with Ashmead Road to allow a sequence of work to be carried out by utility companies.
Bath & North East Somerset Council says its contractor Farrans will be carefully scheduling works to reduce the level of disruption to residents and motorists.
There will parking restrictions along a short stretch of Ashmead Road to ease traffic flows and access to Pixash Lane will be maintained for residents and businesses, who will be kept updated.
Visitors to the Pixash Household Waste and Recycling Centre are advised to use the signposted route via Broadmead Lane roundabout and Ashmead Road throughout this period.
From 8th June 8 all access to the recycling centre will be via a new entrance on Pixash Lane, adjacent to the current entrance which will be closed to allow for the installation of a new electricity substation.
This will ensure residents can continue using the recycling facilities safely and easily until the new public reuse and recycling centre opens later this year.
The new entrance and short stretch of road linking into the recycling centre, will be two-way and used by the public and the council’s operational vehicles for entering and exiting the site.
Inside the site, traffic flow will be one-way. Residents in cars and with trailers will drive clockwise to the recycling containers and leave via the new roadway and exit gates. These changes will create more queueing space for cars and trailers off the main highway and help to avoid congestion in Pixash Lane.
The Midland Road recycling centre in Bath will remain open until an alternative like-for-like Bath site is in place. When the Midland Road site is vacated, it will be released to build new homes supported by Homes England grant funding.
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