A420 Hill Street in Kingswood to close overnight for two weeks for ‘essential’ roadworks

South Gloucestershire Council has apologised for any inconvenience the road closure will cause

A major route through Kingswood will be closed overnight for two weeks for resurfacing work.

South Gloucestershire Council has told BristolWorld that work to resurface a 600-metre stretch of Hill Street (A420) from Walnut Lane to Poplar Terrace, when the road becomes High Street, will take two weeks, starting on June 9.

The stretch of road features The Chip Inn, Premier Express and a Vauxhall dealership.

It is part of the council’s streetcare surfacing works programme for this financial year.

A spokesperson for the council said the work will be carried out between 8pm and 6am in a bid to minimise disruption. He added that ‘every effort’ will be made to ensure access to properties and amenities.

A stretch of Hill Street in Kingswood will be closed overnight for the works

A diversion will take motorists along Deanery Road, A4174 Ring Road, Marsham Way, Bath Road, Stonehill, High Street, Chapel Road, Lower Hanham Road, Hanham Road, High Street and vice versa.

The spokesperson said: “We are carrying out resurfacing work on a section of the A420 in Kingswood from early June.

“This will involve planing off the existing surface of the carriageway and laying a new surface, and the work is expected to take two weeks.

“The work will be carried out overnight between 8pm and approximately 6am to minimise any disruption. The road will only be closed whilst the resurfacing work takes place, and during the closure traffic will follow a signed diversion. The road will remain open outside of these hours.”

He added: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these essential roadworks. We will make every effort to ensure that access to properties and amenities whose only access is from the closed road is kept available and any disruption to local residents is kept to a minimum.”

Map showing the stretch of road (in red) where resurfacing work will take place

Another road set to be resurfaced from next month is Long Down Avenue in Stoke Gifford, where work likely to last a week will start on June 6.

The planned works come after South Gloucestershire Council said 21 roads relaid with asphalt in recent months were showing visual defects, with the surface even coming away from some.

The problem was down to to a micro asphalt surfacing mix used by the council’s contractors, which the council said ‘would appear to be defective’.

Damage to the road in High Elm Kingswood after it was resurfaced last month

The council is now investigating and aiming to take action ‘as soon as we can’.

BristolWorld visited three of the roads in Kingswood - High Elm, Cains Close and Maesbury - and found them all to be in poor condition following the work.