Tag Archives: A358

Essential resurfacing schemes in Taunton

Drivers are reminded of two key road resurfacing schemes coming up in Taunton later this month. Essential works to resurface the A358 Hankridge Roundabout and Admiralty Way / Creechbarrow Way were announced earlier this year as part of a major package of investment in Somerset’s roads. Works at the Hankridge Roundabout require phased road closures […]

Junction 25 upgrade formally approved

A multi-million pound scheme to upgrade the busy M5 Junction 25 roundabout at Taunton was formally approved today. Somerset County Council has developed a scheme to increase the capacity of this vital link to improve traffic flow, ease peak hour congestion and unlock land for employment. The scheme reached a major milestone today with the […]

Council responds to second A358 consultation

Somerset County Council has published its draft response to a second consultation on plans to upgrade the A358. Highways England is currently consulting on a number of options for improvements to the key route between Taunton and Ilminster. In its role as the Highways Authority, the County Council has to give its response to the […]

Have your say on A358 upgrade

Somerset County Council is urging residents to take part in a second Highways England consultation on improvements to the A358. The supplementary consultation starts on Tuesday, 16 January, and will be seeking views on several options for the section between the M5 and the A358 at West Hatch. Lasting six weeks, the consultation closes on […]

Council Welcomes New A358 Route Consultation

Somerset County Council welcomes Highway England’s decision for a second consultation on the proposed route of a new road connecting the A358 near West Hatch Lane with the M5 after listening to feedback. Highways England’s initial consultation ended on 16 July where Somerset County Council strongly reiterated its support for improvements to the A358/A303/A30 corridor, […]

Overnight road closures as new Bishops Lydeard roundabout nears completion

The A358 at Bishops Lydeard will be closed to traffic overnight next week while the final work on the new roundabout is completed. The roundabout is being delivered by contractor SWH Civils on behalf of Taylor Wimpey as part of a legal agreement linked to the construction of new homes in the village. The A358 […]

Have your say on plans to upgrade the A358

Somerset residents are being urged to have their say on plans to upgrade the A358 between Ilminster and Taunton. Highways England announced today launched a public consultation on proposals to improve the route from the Southfields Roundabout to the M5 at Taunton. A spokesperson for Somerset County Council said: “The A358 is one of our […]

Have your say on plans to upgrade the A303

Somerset residents are being urged to have their say on plans to upgrade the A303. Highways England has begun consulting on proposals to improve the route from Sparkford to Ilchester and create 30 miles of dual carriageway between Mere and South Petherton. Somerset County Council was instrumental in lobbying the Government for whole route improvement […]

Bishops Lydeard roundabout scheme: overnight A358 closures confirmed

The A358 at Bishops Lydeard will need to close overnight later this month for the installation of a new underpass. The work is part of a major scheme to build a new roundabout and is being delivered by contractor SWH Civils on behalf of Taylor Wimpey as part of a legal agreement linked to the […]

Start date confirmed for major roundabout scheme

A major scheme to build a new roundabout on the A358 at Bishops Lydeard will start in the week beginning Monday 26 September. The roundabout will be delivered by developer Taylor Wimpey as part of a legal agreement linked to the construction of new homes in the village. Taylor Wimpey and its principal contractor SWH […]