Flood prevention work on Somerset road

Urgent flood prevention works are scheduled to take place on the A3088 Cartgate Link Road near Yeovil next week.

Somerset County Council’s Highways Team has identified a seepage through the carriageway, which has led to flooding during heavy rain. If surface water freezes, the driving conditions would be extremely hazardous on this busy road.

The work is expected to begin on Tuesday 8 December and to last for 2 weeks. It will be carried out with stop and go traffic management between 8am and 4.30pm on weekdays.

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways said: “It’s important that we act quickly to sort out a potentially hazardous situation.

“This stretch of road is extremely busy and we appreciate the work is going to cause some delays. But the safety of road-users is paramount. For the next two weeks though, we’d encourage motorists to plan ahead.”

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Somerset County Council looks after more than 4,170 miles of road and in 2019/20 invested £26.1m to keep the county moving, including filling 18,519 potholes and delivering 385 highway maintenance schemes ranging from drainage works to carriageway and footway resurfacing.

Submitted by Communications