A303 roadworks – new phase

National Highways will be changing the way the traffic flows along the 3 mile stretch of the A303 between Podimore and Sparkford this month. At times it will be necessary for motorists to switch from one carriageway to another (known as a crossover). As work continues in some instances motorists will be using sections of the newly built road. This will enable construction work on filters and other roads the A303 will tie in to.

Drivers are asked to pay attention to the new arrangement and drive slowly as there will be changes. Please do not assume the road layout you are used to will remain in place.

There will be six phased crossovers in total, with the first happening in May. Motorists will see traffic management on the road from 9 May, with a new speed limit imposed from 30 May. Hannah Sanderson, Programme Manager for National Highways, said: “To complete this work safely, we need to introduce some traffic management on the road. 30mph limits will be required in sections where traffic is crossing over from one side to the other.

The work remains on schedule to be open to traffic in spring 2024.

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