In order to complete the resurfacing work on Bath Hill in Keynsham, overnight road closures will be in force between 7pm and 6am on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th April. Provision has also been made for an overnight closure on Saturday 10th April if required.
There will be no vehicle access on the length of Bath Hill from the junction with Avon Mill Lane up to the junction of High Street and Temple Street. Pedestrian access will remain open however.
Although the work was required to be completed prior to occupation of the new civic centre under one of the conditions attached to the planning permission, the project stalled when ERH Construction, the company contracted to carry out the work, went bust. Another division of the ERH group is now completing the work which a B&NES Council statement issued today claims to have been brought forward in response to concerns raised by local residents. An earlier statement given to The Week In at the start of the year targeted the end of March for completion of the works.
While the council has apologised in advance for any disruption the overnight closures will cause, they are likely to be minor compared to the day time traffic chaos caused by works to widen the pavement at the Temple Street/Bath Hill junction this week. Although the civic centre regeneration was intended to kick start the economic regeneration of Keynsham, another established business quit the town this week blaming the disruption of the last two years caused by the development. Craig Anthony Hairdressers, who have traded on Temple Street for the last twenty years decided not to renew their lease and have transferred business to their other branch in Downend.