Tag Archives: Western Corridor

Mini-roundabout trial in bid to keep traffic moving in Yeovil

A mini-roundabout will be installed on Preston Road in Yeovil next week as a trial while work on the Western Corridor scheme continues. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It will also […]

Second phase of works at Thorne Lane now underway

A major joint roadworks scheme in Yeovil is making good progress with the second phase now underway – three weeks ahead of schedule. Thorne Lane has been closed since 8 January while Wessex Water replaces a water main. A developer scheme to connect a new roundabout has been taking place at the same time. This […]

Yeovil Western Corridor drop-in centre open every Tuesday

Anyone with a question about a major road improvement scheme in Yeovil can now meet with the contractor at a weekly drop-in centre. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions and upgrade links for pedestrians and cyclists. It will also […]

Work begins on multi-million pound upgrade of Yeovil’s Western Corridor

Contractors will be arriving on site this week as a major scheme to upgrade key junctions and improve traffic flow on the western side of Yeovil gets underway. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of several junctions and upgrade links for pedestrians […]

Key decision to award contract for Yeovil Western Corridor upgrade

A multi-million pound roads contract for Yeovil that could provide economic benefits of more than £100m was formally approved today. The Western Corridor scheme is a package of improvements to increase the capacity of several key junctions and upgrade facilities for pedestrians and cyclists along the western side of the town. It will also support […]

Site clearance in Yeovil marks start of Western Corridor upgrade

The very first step of a major scheme to improve traffic flow and unlock development land in Yeovil is due to start this week. The Western Corridor scheme is a multi-million pound package of improvements by Somerset County Council to increase the capacity of key junctions and upgrade facilities for pedestrians and cyclists on Western […]

Update on Hospital Roundabout improvements

Major work to improve the Hospital Roundabout in Yeovil is progressing well and moving into the next phase of development. The work will see dedicated left turn lanes installed on the Queensway, Kingston and Reckleford approaches. The width of the carriageway through the roundabout will also be reduced to two lanes to help improve safety […]

Upgrade of Yeovil’s Hospital Roundabout to begin

Major work to improve the Hospital Roundabout in Yeovil is due to begin next month. The start date of Monday 1 February has been confirmed as work to upgrade the nearby Horsey Roundabout nears completion. Both schemes are part of a £14 million programme of works by Somerset County Council to improve roads along the […]

Update on Yeovil roadworks

**Update on road closures 11/1/16** Lysander Road will be closed tonight (11/1) between Horsey Roundabout and the West Hendford Junction from 7pm to 6am to enable the existing overhead traffic signals to be removed. Tomorrow night (12/1) Lysander Road will be fully open Wednesday 13 January: the east bound side of Lysander Road will be closed […]

Yeovil update: Horsey Roundabout improvements progressing well

Work to upgrade the Horsey Roundabout in Yeovil is progressing well with plans in place to lift some of the road closures at weekends in the run up to Christmas. The news comes as Somerset County Council starts resurfacing on the roundabout on Monday (2 November). This will take place at night, from 8pm to […]