MORE traffic disruption on the A39 near Selworthy will be experienced from tomorrow as contractors return just five days after a major drainage, gully, and resurfacing project.

The road was subject to daytime closures between Headon Cross and Venniford Cross during school run hours for five days at the beginning of the month, although the work was stopped on one day when heavy snow fell and Somerset County Council decided it should stay open.

It was then closed at nighttime for a further four nights last week while it was resurfaced.

However, during a post-resurfacing morning inspection it was discovered that a gully was broken, possibly due to heavy plant passing over it while the night work was carried out.

County assistant highway service manager Kali Martin said: “Unfortunately this does mean we need to revisit the site and repair this defect.”

Mr Martin said the repairs would be carried out in daylight on Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

He said the road would not need to be closed this time because the work could be carried out under temporary traffic lights.

“This will mean that local communities will be able to move along the A39, but there may be some disruption,” said Mr Martin.

“County council highways thank the public for their continuing forbearance while these essential works are undertaken.”