Tag Archives: NIDR

Permanent memorial to Taunton-born founder of the RAF

A permanent memorial to Hugh Montague Trenchard – the Taunton-born founder of the Royal Air Force – will be unveiled in the county town this year to mark the organisation’s centenary. The 1st Viscount Trenchard, who is widely regarded as the Father of the RAF, was born at Haines Hill, Taunton, in 1873 and spent […]

New road in Taunton to open tomorrow

Taunton’s new Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) is set to open to traffic tomorrow (Tuesday). The multi-million pound scheme provides a new link from Priory Avenue to Staplegrove Road and will unlock valuable development land and tackle congestion in the town. The scheme is being delivered by contractors Carillion on behalf of Somerset County Council […]

Road reopens as bridge work nears completion

A key road in Taunton reopened last night (Tuesday) as work to build a new road bridge nears completion. Station Road has been closed while Somerset County Council’s contractor Carillion works on the new Kingston Loop Bridge as part of the Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) project. Carillion has informed the Council that it is […]

Extra time needed for bridge construction

Work to build a new bridge as part of a major road scheme in Taunton will continue into early next week. Station Road has been closed this week while Somerset County Council’s contractor Carillion builds the new Kingston Loop Bridge as part of the Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) project. Carillion has informed the Council […]

Station Road in Taunton to close for bridge works

Drivers are advised to plan their journeys carefully next week when a key road in Taunton is closed for five days for the next phase of a major road scheme. Station Road will be closed so the new Kingston Loop Bridge can be lowered into place by Somerset County Council’s contractor Carillion. The former rail […]

Bridge to return in next stage of major Taunton road scheme

The next phase of a major road scheme in Taunton is due to take place next month with the return of a bridge over a key route in the town. Drivers are advised to plan their journeys carefully when Station Road is closed for five days so the new Kingston Loop Bridge can be lowered […]

Road reopens early after removal of historic bridge

A key road in Taunton has reopened ahead of schedule today following the successful removal of an historic former aqueduct and rail bridge. The Kingston Loop Bridge over Station Road was reopened to traffic at lunchtime today, nearly 24 hours earlier than planned following the major engineering works. The bridge is being converted to a […]

Main road to close for bridge removal

Drivers are advised to plan their journeys carefully next week when a main road in Taunton closes for the removal of an historic former aqueduct and rail bridge. The Kingston Loop Bridge over Station Road is being replaced by Somerset County Council’s contractor Carillion as part of the Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) project. Station […]

Historic Taunton bridge to be removed and replaced

The next step of a major road building scheme in Taunton will see the removal and replacement of an historic former aqueduct and rail bridge. The Kingston Loop Bridge over Station Road will be replaced by Somerset County Council’s contractor Carillion as part of the Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) project. The conversion to a […]

Next phase for Taunton road building project

A major road building project in Taunton enters a new phase this week with the start of key works on a bridge over Station Road. The Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) is a multi-million pound project commissioned by Somerset County Council and carried out by contractors Carillion to provide a link from Priory Avenue to […]