Essential resurfacing in the Huntworth area

Major resurfacing work is due to take place in the Huntworth area next month.

Somerset County Council’s highways teams will be carrying out the improvements to Huntworth Lane between the M5 J24 roundabout and Moorland. Work is due to start on August 10 and expected to take around four weeks.

This scheme was originally scheduled to tie in with the planned closure of the Huntworth railway bridge for repairs by Network Rail. Although this work has now been postponed, the resurfacing is still necessary as the existing road is showing signs of wear and tear following heavy use during last year’s flooding and also in more recent months for recovery and flood prevention works.

The road will be closed between 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, with the road reopening to traffic outside of these times.

A spokesman for Somerset County Council said: “We understand that this work will cause some inconvenience, but it has been planned for the summer holidays when roads are quieter and to avoid disruption to school transport.

“The resurfacing is badly needed so I’d ask people to please bear with us as the end result will be a much-improved road.”

The work will comprise resurfacing between the Huntworth triangle through to where the road meets the River Parrett north of Moorland. In addition there will be localised repairs outside of this area between the M5 roundabout and Huntworth and also along the river road.

All residents within the closure have been contacted and access will be maintained wherever possible. A temporary diversion route will be signed while the road closure is in place.