This autumn we're refurbishing bridges near Weston-super-Mare and Worle and renewing the railway at Flax Bourton.
All of this work is essential maintenance to ensure the safety of passengers and to improve on reliability and performance. View our fact sheet to find out more.
North Somerset bridge works
We are refurbishing Summer Lane Bridge west of Worle, and Clevedon Road Bridge near Weston-super-Mare this autumn. The refurbishment involves grit blasting, which can be very noisy, before metal repair work and repainting can be completed.
Pedestrian and cycle access will be maintained on both bridges at all times, but vehicles will be under traffic management as outlined below.
Summer Lane bridge
We will be working 24/7 from Wednesday 18 September until Thursday 17 October. Traffic will be reduced to a single lane with a tidal one-way system in place. In the morning peak vehicles will be directed southbound towards West Wick roundabout. In the evening peak, vehicles will be directed northbound from West Wick roundabout. Diversionary routes will be put in place. Read more information here.
Clevedon Road bridge
We will be working 24/7 from Monday 23 September until Thursday 17 October. There will be single lane alternating traffic across the bridge, with temporary traffic lights and diversionary routes in place. View Clevedon Road bridge notice.
Flax Bourton track renewal
During September and October, we will be renewing a section of the railway line that runs through Flax Bourton railway tunnel
We are preparing our compounds at Flax Bourton Yard and North Somerset Showground on Saturday night shifts throughout September, and mid-week nights from Tuesday 10 September until Thursday 12 September. The bulk of the work to remove and replace the rails, sleepers and ballast (stones) will be carried out as follows:
- 00:01 Saturday 28 September – 05:30 Monday 30 September
- 23:00 Saturday 5 October – 05:30 Monday 7 October
- 23:00 Saturday 12 October – 05:30 Monday 14 October
Buses replace trains between Bristol Temple Meads, Weston-super-Mare and Taunton on the following dates:
- Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 September
- Sunday 6 October
- Sunday 13 October
CrossCountry trains between Bristol Temple Meads and Taunton will be diverted, adding up to an hour to the normal journey time.