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Timelapse footage has been released showing the final stage of rebuilding the A431 Kelston Road.
The road opened this morning after a landslip caused it to close nine months ago.
Repair work has cost around £2.6 million. Work has involved drilling concrete piles down as far as 15 metres to stabilise and support the road surface.
The Kelston Road just outside Bath has reopened this morning.
The main A431 has been closed since a landslip in February. In the meantime, local businessman Mike Watts set up a toll road as an alternative which will now be rendered redundant.
The Kelston Road just outside Bath is due to re-open at 6am on Monday, 16 November.
The main A431 has been closed since a landslip in February. In the meantime, local businessman Mike Watts set up a toll road as an alternative which will now be rendered redundant
Work to repair the A431 Kelston Road in Bath is likely to finish this month, ahead of schedule.
The busy route has been closed since February when part of the road subsided, leading to fears of a landslip.
The work cost £2.6 million and involved drilling concrete piles down as far as 15 metres below the ground to stabilise the land and support the new road.
The Council will also take the opportunity before the A431 re-opens to resurface part of the road in Kelston village. It will take place overnight from 11-13 November.
The man who gained international attention for opening a private toll road near Bath fears he'll be £25,000 out of pocket - because the route it replaces is due to reopen early.
Bath and North East Somerset Council originally said it would take until Christmas to repair the A431, which suffered a landslip after the winter storms.
Now, however, it's likely to be ready by mid-November. That means Mike Watts, who's spending £300,000 on a toll road around the missing section, won't have enough time to recoup his investment.
The council denies speeding up the work to undermine him. But to add insult to injury Mr Watts has now been sent a £3,000 bill for business rates - even though the council has withheld planning permission.
The man who invested £300,000 in a private toll road near Bath says he could be left in debt.
Mike Watts built it to bypass roadworks at Kelston. But he says the work could be finished by mid November rather than Christmas, leaving too little time to recoup his investment.
The huge piling rig is up and running alongside the damaged part of Kelston Rd.
It will drill the concrete foundations into the ground - up to 15 metres below the damaged road in an effort to provide better protection after part of the ground subsided.
Meanwhile, Mike Watts who runs the toll road running alongside Kelston Rd says he has hit the 100,000 car mark raising around £180,000 of the £300,000 he needs to break even.
A businessman who built a £300,000 toll road to bypass roadworks on Kelston Road is on course to make his money back. 62 year old Mike Watts rented an empty field next to the A431 which connects Bristol and Bath and built a 365m bypass. Mike Watts needs to make £60,000 a month to break even and is almost there.
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