ESSENTIAL maintenance work is being carried out by Somerset Council on the A39 at Periton Road later this month. 

Resurfacing is being done on a section of road concerned is between Parkhouse Road and Middlecombe junction. Access for homes and businesses will be maintained throughout the process.

Somerset Council contractors will be doing preparation work over two days, on Thursday and Friday, July 18-19 and resurfacing will take place Monday, July 22-23.

A road closure is needed from 7.30am to 6pm on these four days but the road will remain open outside these hours. The council has said it will do everything it can to minimise disruption for travellers during these times.

To maximise efficient use of resources, the council has confirmed the same team will also be resurfacing Quarry Close and Callins View in Minehead immediately before work starts on the A39.

Preparation work will also be carried out here from Wednesday, July 10, until Friday, July 12, and resurfacing will take place on Monday and Tuesday Juily 15-16, with a road closure necessary between 7.30am and 6pm on these days. 

Somerset Council’s Lead Member for Transport and Digital, Councillor Richard Wilkins, said: “It is vital we repair this stretch of road as it is showing signs of wear and tear. 

“We appreciate this will cause some disruption and the team will do everything they can to minimise this for residents and businesses. 

“We are ensuring we make the best use of resources by doing two schemes in this area across three weeks.” 

A diversion route will be in place while the road is closed, and more information can be found about that on the councils website here: (

The council also provided travel updates on Facebook and @TravelSomerset on XZ (formerly Twitter).

People are also urged to report any problems they notice on the road, including potholes, mud, floods and other defects, by visiting this section of Somerset Council’s website: