View proposed A358 & J25a Plans

View proposed A358 & J25a Plans

Somerset residents are being urged to have their say on plans to upgrade the A358 between Ilminster and Taunton.

Highways England announced today that they have launched a public consultation on proposals to improve the route from the Southfields Roundabout to the M5 at Taunton.

A spokesperson for Somerset County Council said: “The A358 is one of our busiest A roads and is used by thousands of vehicles every day.

“These proposals to dual the road will be of huge interest to local people and we urge everyone to take part in the consultation and have your say before it ends.

“Somerset County Council will consider the proposals carefully and respond to the consultation to ensure that the scheme delivers the desired congestion, economic and safety benefits for Somerset and the South West.”

The consultation started today (Tuesday 28 March) and runs until 20 May.

Highways England will be holding the following public information events:

Friday 7 April: Hatch Beauchamp Village Hall, 10am to 6pm.
Saturday 8 April: Taunton Racecourse, 10am to 6pm.
Monday 10 April: Holiday Inn, Taunton, 12noon to 8pm.
Tuesday 11 April: The Monks Yard, Ilminster, 12pm to 8pm.
Monday 8 May: Holiday Inn, Taunton, 10am to 5pm.
Information about the scheme and feedback questionnaires (with Freepost envelopes) are available in Ilminster, Taunton, Martock and South Petherton libraries as well as the main reception at County Hall, Taunton.

For more information or to have your say online, please visit HERE.

View proposed A358 & J25a Plans
Image courtesy of Highways England
The A358 could be moved West of the current Henlade route and join the M5 at a new proposed junction, 25a.
Hatch Beauchamp to Southfields roundabout the A358 would be upgraded along the current route.
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