Roadworks A36 Bathampton to Monkton Combe

A36 Bathampton to Monkton Combe – full overnight closures for road renewals works

Friday 24 March to Sunday 2 April 2023


National Highways operates, maintains and improves England’s motorways and major A-roads. This email is to let you know we will shortly be carrying out essential road renewal works on the A36. The work will involve repairing potholes, renewing roadmarkings and other carriageway improvements.

Closure details

The work will start on the evening of Friday 24 March and finish on the morning of Sunday 2 April and will take place overnight between the hours of 8pm and 6am. To minimise disruption, we’ll work during nights only when there are fewer vehicles on the road. During the day we will keep the road open as usual.

Friday 24 March to Monday 27 March, and Friday 31 March to Sunday 2 April – full overnight weekend closures of the A36 between Bathampton (just after Hantone Hill) to Monkton Combe (just before Brassknocker Hill) for 5 nights from 8pm until 6am the following morning.

Diversion details

There will be fully signed diversion routes in place during the full overnight closures, but please allow extra time for your journey. We strongly encourage drivers to only use the signed diversion routes, which have been agreed with by local council to avoid any weight and height restrictions on local roads in the area. This will also help ease excessive noise and traffic disruption for residents.

Diversion routes are as follows:

  • Light vehicle’s wishing to travel southbound on the A36 will instead travel west, then east on the A4 towards the A363, finally joining the B3108 at Bradford on Avon and travelling west to rejoin the A36.
  • Light vehicle’s wishing to travel northbound on the A36 will instead travel east on the A366, before taking the A363 north to join the A4 west, then east and rejoin the A36.
  • Heavy goods vehicles travelling northbound will take the A361 to Southwick, to join the A363, then A350 at Yarnbrook, before joining the A4 to return onto the A36. Heavy goods vehicles travelling southbound will take the same diversion in reverse.

Access for residents will be maintained but may involve a short delay depending on our stage of work.  Please approach our gatemen who will escort you through the works if necessary.

We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum. We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes. Please monitor or to keep updated.

If you would like further information about this work, please contact National Highways Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 open 24/7, who will direct your enquiry to the most appropriate person, or email:

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