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Overnight works at Quantock Road Roundabout

Somerset County Council have published information about overnight working on the Quantock Road Roundabout scheme in a letter distributed to houses in Wembdon Rise and other roads. The text of the letter reads:

Dear Sir, Madam

As you may be aware, the County Council and its contractor Skanska are working to improve Quantock Road roundabout and upgrade nearby facilities.

The next phase of the Roundabout improvements is due to start next week with overnight works being carried out to lay underground ducting in order to enable the pedestrian crossings to be constructed.

We have worked with our contractor Skanska to carefully look at options for this next phase and in order to minimise disruption as much as possible, it is necessary to undertake nightworks across Quantock Road and Homberg Way from Sunday 12 January, 6.30pm to 6.OOam for ten nights (excluding Fridays and Saturdays). The road will remain open with temporary traffic lights in place to ensure traffic movements in the area.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience as this scheme gets constructed; it is an important safety scheme that will allow safe crossing of the roundabout and will be of great benefit to local schools and communities. A longer queuing lane on the western arm of the roundabout will also be introduced which will improve capacity and lane navigation for users.

Carriageway resurfacing will then take place starting on 27 February using overnight road closures of Homberg Way and Quantock Road between 7pm to 7am for five nights (weekends excluded). Diversions will be in place.

More information on the scheme can be found at www.travelsomerest.co.uk/quantockroundabout. [sic – the correct link is www.travelsomerset.co.uk/quantockroundabout]

Yours faithfully


Lisa Rogers
Communications Manager, Somerset County Council

During the period of overnight closures starting on 27th February, we can expect some or all of the A39 traffic to be diverted via Wembdon Rise, Wembdon Hill, and Sandford Hill.


8th January 2020

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