A date has been given for work to start on a £ 8.3million upgrade to a junction in Taunton.

The Toneway Creech Castle project was scheduled to start in spring 2020 but had to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Somerset County Council announced today (Saturday 19 June) that the program will begin on Monday 9 August, as the next phase of the £ 19million redesign of Junction 25.

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Councilor John Woodman, member of the Somerset County Council’s Cabinet for Highways and Transport, said: ‘We have a fantastic track record in attracting huge government investments to Somerset and delivering major infrastructure projects in Somerset. on time and on budget.

“It’s really positive to be able to start this work after the challenge of the last 15 months.”

Maps showing how the junction will change (Image: Travel Somerset)

“We recognize that the Creech Castle program will be difficult to implement, which is why we are reaching out to residents and businesses individually over the next few days to help them support them and minimize the impact.

“We will also be looking for ways to support businesses in the city and those heading to Taunton as this vital work unfolds. “

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The adviser added: “It is important to remember the big picture. Doing nothing is just not an option. It is about supporting growth, job creation and future prosperity by investing heavily in our transportation network.

“And it’s not just for car users. The Creech Castle project offers significantly improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, as does the renovated Junction 25 and we are developing a cycling infrastructure investment program across the county.

“Now more than ever, faced with the challenges of climate change and a growing population, it is crucial to allow choice and encourage alternative modes of transport.

Work will also begin at Yeovil in the fall on the next phase of a £ 9million program to replace obsolete traffic lights in Somerset.

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Source: www.somersetlive.co.uk
This notice was published: 2021-06-19 18:24:04

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