Diversion reminder as signal recovery works step up a gear  

Somerset County Council is reminding road users that a diversion will be in place in Taunton’s Rowbarton area later this week as work to replace traffic signals continues.  

From this Wednesday 30 June for approximately eight weeks, drivers won’t be able to turn right from Kingston Road (South) to the A358, St Andrews Road. A diversion will be in place and some delays are likely.  

The restriction is to allow important work to be carried out which is part of the County Council’s ongoing Somerset-wide £11 million signals recovery programme. You can read more about the work and necessary traffic management measures on Travelsomerset.co.uk.  

The Council’s contractor Griffiths  began work in the spring removing old equipment and installing new state-of-the-art signals,  including improved provision for cyclists and pedestrians at Kingston Road/Greenway Road, Kingston Road/St Andrew’s Road, and Cheddon Road/Priorswood Road.   

Councillor John Woodman, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport said: “This is a significant project and regrettably it will at times cause some inconvenience, but ultimately it will improve connectivity for all road users.

“The signal refurbishment is essential as we work to ensure we have the infrastructure in place in the future to support our busy network.”   You can find out more about how Somerset County Council is investing to improve the county’s highways network in a new film.  

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