Tag Archives: Taunton

Still time to have your say on plans to upgrade Junction 25

Public events detailing plans for an £18m upgrade of Junction 25 of the M5 have now concluded – but you can still view the plans and have your say online. Hundreds of people turned out across two events at Ruishton and Taunton Library and spoke to officers about the scheme. Junction 25 is the main […]

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 […]

Taunton’s Glass Box welcomes the robots

Taunton Library’s Glass Box will be going robotic next week when it hosts its first of five ‘Maker in Residence’ sessions on Wednesday 7 September. The Glass Box, a community space for business start-ups, innovators and digital minds, is welcoming Maker in Residence Paul Warren. He is Technical Director at WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, who has […]

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 […]

£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 […]

East Street reopens as upgrade of key Taunton junction finishes early

East Street in Taunton has now reopened after the major upgrade of a key junction was completed ahead of schedule. Work to improve the junction where East Street meets East Reach and Hurdle Way was due to finish on Friday but was completed early with East Street reopening to vehicles on Tuesday evening. Somerset County […]

Major upgrade of key Taunton junction enters final stages

A major scheme to upgrade one of Taunton’s key junctions remains on schedule and is nearing completion. Somerset County Council is currently improving the junction where East Street and East Reach meet Hurdle Way. As well as replacing the outdated traffic lights, the layout of the junction is also being changed to make it easier […]

Junction upgrade making good progress

A major scheme to replace and upgrade one of Taunton’s key junctions is making good progress and remains on schedule. Somerset County Council is currently improving the junction where East Street and East Reach meet Hurdle Way. All equipment is being replaced, and the layout of the junction is being improved to reduce the number […]