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A420 - Highway drainage improvement works

We are due to start work on drainage improvements on the A420 High Street, Wick on Monday 18 February 2019.

We will be working on the A420 between the junctions with Manor Road and Court Road. This work will take up to six months to complete. We will be undertaking the majority of the work using temporary traffic signals, however, we may need to close the road for limited periods.

We will do everything we can to keep any road closures to a minimum. Access for residents and businesses in the High Street will be maintained during any closure period and a signed diversion route will be in place. Staff will be on site to offer advice and assistance.

Area of works map

What will we be doing?

The A420 Wick was selected as one of nine sites across South Gloucestershire as part of a wider £3.35million Government funded scheme to improve drainage and flood protection systems.

The road floods on a regular basis causing traffic disruption, damage to properties and to the highway. We have carried out comprehensive survey work which shows there are numerous defects with the drainage system.

Repairs will include replacing and/or upgrading defective pipes, removing root ingress from trees and replacing defective manholes and gully covers.

Whilst our CCTV surveys revealed significant damage, we may find further defects as we begin work on site. It is therefore difficult to provide an accurate timescale of the works but we anticipate it will take a minimum of six months. We will provide updates for residents as we begin work on site.

Keeping you informed

We realise these works will have a significant impact on the local community and road users. In order to discuss the scheme with you in more detail and provide you with the opportunity to ask the team any questions, we are holding a drop-in event on:

Tuesday 4 December at Wick Village Hall from 3pm-6pm

Members of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions about the work we are carrying out, the benefits it will bring and the traffic management required.

To stay up to date with the project, you can also subscribe to our regular newsletter.

Further information

We will update you on the progress of the works but if you have any queries please email the project team FloodResilienceProject@southglos.gov.uk or call us on 01454 868000.

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