MOTORISTS are being reminded of a three-day closure of a major Bridgwater route this week.

Work to replace 25-year-old traffic signals at the pedestrian crossing on the A372 with new equipment is already underway.

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team is refurbishing the crossing opposite the Co-operative on Westonzoyland Road, as the current equipment has reached the end of its operational life.

The scheme is part of a major countywide £11.6million signals refurbishment programme.

As part of the replacement process, energy-saving LED lights will be installed.

There will also be detection improvements for both vehicles and pedestrians, in addition to wider footways and drainage improvements.

Temporary two-way traffic signals is in place for the duration of the works that will also include a temporary pedestrian crossing.

Work, which started at the end of October, is expected to finish on Friday, December 17.

A road closure is required from tomorrow to Friday (December 1-3) to undertake the resurfacing works but it will revert to temporary lights once this phase is completed.