Roadworks planned on major routes in and around Bath as well as in Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Keynsham have been paused over Christmas.
The embargo aims to help drivers during the Christmas and New Year period and came into force in Bath on 25th November in time for the busy Christmas Market.
It began on 1st December in Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Keynsham.
The restrictions run until 6th January and apply to all planned works that restrict traffic flows and pedestrians, except essential utility and emergency works.
Martin Shields, the council’s Corporate Director, said: “This is a busy time of year with lots of people preparing for the festive season and visiting family and friends, as well as being a very important time of year for the economy.
“We hope this embargo will allow residents and visitors to Bath and North East Somerset to have smooth journeys with the least disruption possible.”
Key city centre routes where planned roadworks have stopped include:
- A4 Upper Bristol Rd, Newbridge Rd, London Rd, London Rd West, Bristol Rd (trunk road), etc.
- A46 Gloucester Rd
- A36 Warminster Rd, Claverton St, Rossiter Rd, Pulteney Rd, Sydney Place/Rd, Beckford Rd, Bathwick St, Lower Bristol Rd,
- A367 Wells Rd, Wellsway, etc
- A431 Bath Rd, Kelston Rd, Newbridge Hill
- A3062 Prior Park Rd, Ralph Allen Drive, North Rd, Bradford Rd, Frome Rd
- A39 Wells Rd, Bath Rd
- A363 Bradford Rd, Sally-In-The-Wood