Major roadworks planned for Yeovil
Somerset County Council is planning an £11.6m upgrade to traffic signals. SCC tell us that the new signals will be more efficient and more eco-friendly. They claim they will improve traffic flow and provide much safer access for both cyclists and pedestrians.
That’s the good news.
The bad news, at least if you live in Yeovil, is this will mean major traffic disruption. In their own words, SCC tell us that “the work in Yeovil is likely to impact on residents, businesses and road users on what are busy routes. The Council’s Highways team has significant experience of managing these issues. They will work with the chosen contractor on minimising any disruption as much as possible.”
So where will these roadworks be? They will start “in early 2022” at a number of key sites on Lysander Road and three crossings. The junction signal refurbishments on Lysander Road are:
- West Hendford
- Pine Tree Avenue
- Forest Hill
In addition crossings on Lyde Road, Sherborne Road and Ilchester Road will be refurbished.