Holidays

Multiple roadworks set to affect key routes out of Somerset during summer holidays

The summer holidays are upon us, with Somerset residents getting all back up for their big break away and planning the best way to get out of the country.

Unfortunately, several different sets of roadworks are set to affect the major routes out of Somerset into the rest fo the West Country and beyond.

While Sherborne Road in Yeovil may have reopened ahead of schedule , there will be still be plenty of traffic cones, temporary traffic lights and diversions out in force to make our lives a misery.

So if you’re in the process of packing up your case, checking your tyre pressures or planning an early morning getaway this week, make sure you take the following set of roadworks into account.

  • A40 Elmbridge Court roundabout: narrow lanes with 40mph speed restrictions will be in force until September
  • M4 Junction 16: narrow lines with 40mph limits will be in place on both the eastbound and westbound exit slip roads until October to allow for reconstruction. Daytime lane closures may also be in force between 9am and 4pm
  • A38 Saltash: narrow lines with 30mph speed restrictions are in place until December. Overnight lane closures will take place on weekdays between 8pm and 6am
  • A30 Bodmin: 24-hour lane closures with 40mph limits will be in place on the slip roads at this junction
  • A30 Higher Carblake to Temple, near Bodmin: lane closures on both carriageways will be in place nightly between 8pm and 6am (Monday to Thursday only) until August 25.

A spokesperson for Highways England, which is responsible for the maintenance of England’s major roads, said that details of these works could be subject to change.

The spokesperson said: “These road improvements could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

“All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.”

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