Bath & North East Somerset Council is set to undertake a series of improvements and resurfacing works to enhance the safety of a rural bend near Bath.
The Hogwood bend along the B3110, situated between Midford and Hinton Charterhouse, will benefit from a range of safety enhancements.
These measures include the installation of solar-powered road studs, high friction surfacing, replacement of existing road signs, and the addition of new signs to warn drivers of the approaching bend in the road.
In a first for B&NES Council, 120 solar-powered road studs will be installed to illuminate the approach to the bend.
These studs will provide advanced warning to drivers, allowing them more time to adjust to the upcoming road conditions and enhancing the visibility of the bend.
To facilitate the work, a full road closure will be implemented from 7pm to 7am between 22nd and 26th May.
During this time, resurfacing works and vegetation clearance will also be carried out.
A significant area of 8,480 square meters, equivalent to 32 tennis courts, will be resurfaced, ensuring a smoother and safer driving experience for motorists.
Councillor Kevin Guy, Leader, Bath & North East Somerset Liberal Democrat Group said: “Keeping our highway network safe for everyone is a priority, and we look at all the options available to help us achieve this.
“The bend at Midford Hill is a great example of a location where these solar powered road studs can be used effectively to increase safety.”
“We’re glad we could carry out resurfacing works to the highway at the same as this will minimise disruption for residents and motorists that use the road regularly.”
Diversion routes for traffic will be in place and advanced notices have been positioned along the route to warn road users of the closure.
The council is advising motorists to plan any journeys to the area ahead of time to avoid delays.