Tag Archives: A358

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 […]

£18m upgrade of M5 J25 moves a step closer

Ambitious plans to upgrade Junction 25 of the M5 will be going on display to the public next month. Junction 25 is the main access point to Taunton and also provides a critical link to the second strategic route into the South West – the A303 via the A358. Somerset County Council has been working […]

Major roundabout scheme on track to begin next month

A major scheme to build a new roundabout on the A358 at Bishops Lydeard is on track to start next month. 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 has now appointed SWH Civils as its […]

Target start date for new roundabout at Bishops Lydeard

Key work to build a new roundabout on the A358 at Bishops Lydeard is anticipated to start in September. The scheme will be delivered by developer Taylor Wimpey as part of a legal agreement linked to the construction of new homes in the village. Permission for a development on Station Road was granted by the […]

Major improvements in Chard

Essential drainage works to help protect properties in Chard from the risk of future flooding are due to start next week. Work to upgrade the existing pipework and install additional gullies on the A358 Old Town and Church Street is due to start on Monday 7 September, and is programmed to take around eight weeks. […]

Roads Minister confirms good news for Somerset

Planning for the long-awaited upgrade of the A303 and A358 in Somerset is already underway, the Roads Minister told the County Council today. Andrew Jones was in the Somerset as part of a tour of the South West, looking at existing and potential projects involving the Department for Transport. This included the planned upgrading of […]

Somerset celebrates Growth Deal boost

Somerset County Council today welcomed news of millions of pounds of Government investment in employment, transport and connectivity schemes in the county. Projects in line for funding from the Growth Deal include an upgrade of Junction 25 off the M5 at Taunton and further funding for phase three of developing the Somerset Energy Innovation Centre […]

Essential maintenance on the A358

Vital work to repair and improve the A358 between Taunton and Ilminster is taking place next week. Somerset County Council’s highways team will be rebuilding and resurfacing the carriageway at West Hatch over a 10-day period starting on Monday 2 February. The work will take place at night (7pm-7am) to minimise disruption, and will use […]

Revolutionary Road: the A303 corridor improvements in figures

Two of Somerset’s key transport routes are set to benefit from a £2bn roads boost. Following years of lobbying by a partnership of local authorities led by Somerset County Council, the Government has announced that the A303 and A358 will be upgraded as part of the Roads Investment Strategy. Here’s what it means in numbers: You can also download […]