Roadworks in Langport next month

Somerset Council’s highways teams are planning more roadworks in Langport this summer. Currently long queues of traffic are building up at the roadworks at the Shires Garage junction. Those roadworks should be finished before the next set start on North Street (A378).

Preparatory work is due to start for North Street on Monday 17 July and will last for five days. Two-way signals will be in use for that week.

The road will then be closed between 6.30pm and 11.30pm from Monday 24 July for six evenings so the resurfacing can be completed.

Roadworks will also start on the A372 Somerton Road in Huish Episcopi in July. The preparatory work here will run from Monday 24 July for six days; also under two-way traffic signals. That means there will be a 6 day overlap when both roads are under roadworks at the same time. That is unfortunate. If you are planning a journey through Langport for those 6 days, allow plenty of extra time.

The resurfacing will then commence under the same closure hours (6:30pm to 11:30pm) starting on Tuesday 1 August. Completion is due by Friday 11 August. While the roundabout at the north of the A372 is being resurfaced, signals will be in place.

To minimise the impact, Wales and West Utilities will also be doing work on the A372 at the same time. Their work is planned to run from Monday 10 July to Friday 25 August. They are planned to run during the school holidays to prevent more work being carried out after the resurfacing is complete.

Somerset Council say that every effort will be made to maintain access for residents and businesses in the area.

Councillor Mike Rigby is Somerset Council’s Executive Lead Member for Transport and Digital. He says: “Resurfacing roads that need it is a critical part of our summer programme; residents will be aware both roads are in need of urgent repair. While there is some short-term disruption, these works in both Langport and Huish Episcopi will make journeys in the area safer for years to come. The team will do everything they can to carry out the work safely and successfully during the evenings to minimise disruption.”

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