A MAJOR road into Yeovil which was badly damaged by the severe winter weather is to be resurfaced.

The A37 Ilchester Road suffered from considerable potholing during the prolonged periods of rain and flooding experienced last winter. Emergency repairs were carried out at the time but the road requires more extensive resurfacing.

Somerset County Council has announced plans to upgrade the road between the Halfway House at Chilthorne Domer and Ilchester.

The preparatory work will begin on Monday (28 July) using temporary traffic lights before the bulk of the resurfacing is carried out under a full road closure from Monday 11 August for seven days (excluding weekends).

Cllr Harvey Siggs, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “It is no secret that many of our roads, including the A37, were badly affected by last winter’s flooding.

“We’re working hard to improve our road network and I’m pleased that this well-travelled route is next in line. I’m sure motorists will welcome the upgrade and hope they can understand that some disruption is unavoidable while work takes place.”

Advance warning signs have been placed on site and letters distributed to nearby properties to inform them of the work.