Key road to be resurfaced in Yeovil

Vital resurfacing of a busy town centre route is scheduled to take place later this month.

Somerset County Council’s Highways team will be carrying out resurfacing on Preston Road in Yeovil between 16 January and 20 January under a full road closure. The road surface is showing significant signs of wear and tear and needs repairing as soon as possible to avoid further serious deterioration.

The section of the road to be resurfaced – between A37 Ilchester Road and the junction with Summerleaze Park and Westfield Road – will be closed 7.30am to 6pm Monday to Friday during these dates, and a diversion will be in place. The road will be reopened in the evenings.

The work is being carried out during day hours as this is a residential area and the route is in close proximity to four care homes.

Councillor Mike Rigby, Somerset County Council’s Executive Lead Member for Transport and Digital said: “Undertaking these works during the day will reduce disruption for local services.

“However, we understand there will still be disruption and our team will do everything they can to minimise this. Our team will be in touch with residents and businesses in the immediate area to ensure they have all the information they need.”

“Please do check the details on the diversion and plan ahead if you use this route regularly.”

Details of approved roadworks can be found on our searchable map at If anyone is concerned about roadworks they can flag this up to the team by contacting @TravelSomerset on Twitter and Facebook.