Works on busy Bridgwater junction now complete

The upgrade of one of Bridgwater’s busiest junctions to improve traffic flow is now complete.

Somerset County Council has completed improvement works on the junction at East Quay and The Clink which include safer pedestrian and cycle crossings as well as a new more efficient traffic light system.

The layout of the junction has also been redesigned, with the introduction of right-turn green arrows from both the Clink and The Bridge approaches.

Cyclists and walkers will now be able to navigate the East Quay junction more safely, and cross without stopping all traffic, making it far more efficient.  More traffic will also be able to pass through the junction.

In addition, the new traffic light system now works on an extra low voltage supply (ELV) and uses LED lights to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint and cost to the taxpayer.

Councillor David Fothergill, Somerset County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “As ever we’re very grateful for the patience and understanding of the Bridgwater town’s residents throughout this vital project.

“These works will increase the capacity of the junction, make things easier for cyclists and walkers and are a reflection of our ongoing commitment to investing in a growing Bridgwater.”