Roadworks

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Roadworks

**Developer work is currently underway in the Paul St/A38 area of Taunton**

Important works started in Taunton on April 26 around the A38 Mary Street, Billetfield and Paul Street junctions, to support a residential development.

These works are set to last for 9 weeks.

We were concerned by the levels of congestion caused by issues on multiple routes across the town and worked closely with the developer to try to avoid the disruption of the initial week of work commencing 26 April and to improve traffic flow. Thanks to the developer and our teams on the ground traffic flow has improved significantly throughout May, with delays on average now comparable to a normal busy day.

However, the developer informed SCC that there are further disruptive periods of work involving the Paul Street scheme coming up – starting week commencing 24 May. Therefore, a decision was made to inform Somerset West and Taunton Council  to remove the East Street closure from that week, to allow the travelling public to choose which route they wish to take. This follows detailed consideration by Somerset County Council taking into account the anticipated disruption associated with the works.

The developer has helped us to draft this set of Q&As which hopefully explain what’s happening, why and how this might affect pedestrians and road-users.

**Developer work currently under at Monkton Heathfield A3259**

Developer works are underway (from 5 May) to complete the final stage of the A3259 in Monkton Heathfield – or Western Relief Road as it is known – which involves a final stretch of carriageway, installing a bridge section  and a link to the A38 and the main road network for this growing residential area of Taunton.

Once the WWR is open further traffic calming measures can be introduced to Monkton Heathfield and traffic will be diverted away from busy residential areas.

 

You can access a Q&A here on the project.

County roadworks overview

We work with stakeholders throughout Somerset to co-ordinate roadworks as much as possible and publish details in advance. You can use the map below to search for current and future planned roadworks, including road closures and events, or check out our key roadworks for more information on major schemes. This information may be provided by us or by individual stakeholders (such as utility firms). Please be aware that advance notices may contain provisional data for guidance which will later be updated as plans are finalised. The map can be updated at any time so details may change at short notice.

We also have pages dedicated to our surface dressing and grass cutting programmes.

You can use the layers button to view different information on the map such as live incidents, road closures and diversions and roadworks.

You can search for future roadworks and closures or a specific road closure. If you want to see what’s happening in you area you can search by postcode, or use the calendar dates or a period from the dropdown list.

If you would like to receive email updates of future roadworks in an area, use the form to send us your details.

Use the location box to search for a specific road closure. Or if you want to see what’s happening in you area, search by postcode.

To search for future roadworks and closures, use the calendar to select to and from dates or select a period from the dropdown list.

If you would like to receive email updates of future roadworks in an area, use the form to send us your details.

Key roadworks

Toneway Creech Castle

Where? Toneway, Taunton
What’s happening? Upgrade of the busy Toneway Creech Castle junction
When? Starts April 2020
Why? Major scheme to increase capacity and improve traffic flow. Click button for details

Junction 25 Taunton

Where? Junction 25 at Taunton
What’s happening? Multi-million pound upgrade of motorway junction
When? Starts in March 2019
Why? Scheme to increase capacity of roundabout and improve transport links. Click button for details

Rowbarton Traffic Signals Refurbishment

Where? Key junctions in Rowbarton
 What’s happening? New traffic signals
When? Starts 22 March
Why? Existing signals need to be replaced; better traffic flow and improved access for pedestrians and cyclists.