Tag Archives: Northern Inner Distributor Road

Road naming event to honour founder of the Royal Air Force

A Somerset man who founded the Royal Air Force and helped change the course of history will be remembered in his home county next week as part of the national RAF100 celebrations. Hugh Montague Trenchard, the 1st Viscount Trenchard, is widely regarded as the Father of the RAF after being appointed the first Chief of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Work underway on new bridge at Firepool in Taunton

Work to build a new 110-metre bridge over the River Tone and Canal in Taunton is continuing this week. The bridge at Firepool is the latest phase of the Northern Inner Distributor Road (NIDR) scheme, a £22 million project led by Somerset County Council to provide a link from Priory Avenue to Staplegrove Road. It […]

Footbridge in Taunton opens to pedestrians

A new footbridge over the railway at Chip Lane in Taunton will open to pedestrians this Wednesday 16 July 2014. The new replacement bridge, which is four metres wide, will restore a well-used pedestrian route for many people in the local area. Some finishing touches need to be made before the ramped access on the […]