A39 roadworks

You may have seen the news about possible road closures in the Mercury recently.  I contacted Somerset CC for clarification and have had the following statement…

A spokesman for Somerset County Council said: “We would like to confirm that the A39 Bridgwater to Cannington road is not closing. Improvements are planned which will see a new roundabout built at Sandford Hill Corner, but the only road closure proposals relate to Sandford Hill and Charlynch Lane. While construction takes place there will be temporary traffic lights and speed restrictions along the A39.

“Once the new roundabout is finished it will be a permanent improvement to a key road, making it safer and better for all road users. It represents the first step of some considerable investment in the area by EDF Energy in connection with the Hinkley Point C project, and we’re pleased that work is soon to begin on improving this stretch of road.”